Monday, July 02, 2007

Tea and a plum

I am kind of on a roll with these small pieces. I probably should make a few bigger pieces for the show, but I am enjoying making these little guys. The small pieces always seem to sell the best too. It's a bit of a dilemma. Large pieces make for a more visually striking show, but the small ones sell. So I think I will go for maybe a few larger pieces but continue with the small ones for awhile, too. These small pieces will all be mounted on linen backgrounds with hanging rods like this one, but I decided I would wait and see how many small pieces I end up with, then make all the linen parts at the same time.

We don't know what sales will be like this year, moving the show to September. Well, we never know for sure. A couple of years ago I sold every single piece I showed—about 14 as I recall. That was pretty exciting. Last year I sold about half. I have to say that selling your work is a real rush. This Japanese Garden show has been extremely good for that, so I hope the change of month won't kill it.

New "littles." As I mentioned I have been missing some nice yellow, so I found some good scraps to add to the mix. I also used some of the odd shapes and curves that the scraps already had for some interesting lines. I think this is my favorite bunch so far.

11 comments:

  1. Terry, you have a faultless eye for gentle colour and perfect balance. No wonder these little treasures sell well!

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  2. top left and bottom right really do it for me, echo to kirsty's comment

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  3. such strong work in a deceivingly simple arrangement! I love these, the presentation on linen works so very well.It is no surprise that they sell. Beautiful work!

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  4. Sounds like you're feeling better. Sweet piece- and I really like the littles. Very pleasing visual

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  5. I'm loving all of your new pieces--as Kirsty says, you "have a faultless eye for gentle color and perfect balance."

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  6. I am loving the littles. And, I could buy every piece you have made and group them someplace in my house. They are wonderful and I am getting scared that I will not have any thing ready!!

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  7. Your work is amazing.

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  8. I can see why the little pieces sell -- if I could be there, and afford it, I would want to buy every single one you have shown so far. They are beatiful -- love the inchies.

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  9. Hi Terry. Can I ask how you attach your littles to the muslin for hanging? Is it a permanent attachment, or just for display...I'm hoping it's permanent, I love the one you showed, such a graceful showcase for the little. Cheers, Gail.

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  10. I love these small works. they are wabi sabi.

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  11. You've succeeded - each little stands on its own and they play well together in groups. Gorgeous!

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