The reason for the photos is twofold. I like to have a photo record of all the pieces that I have made. The second is that for this show each artist puts together a page for an inventory book, showing all the pieces they have in the show. Because this venue allows buyers to take their purchases at the time of purchase, we keep a backstock of quilts to hang as others are sold. The book allows viewers to see what else is available and if they see something that is not hanging that they are interested in we can pull it out of the back room.
Here's my page:We have two more books that are available for viewing at the show. One has pages from each artist with their artist's statement and resume. The other was started last year. It is a book with a page from each artist about the techniques they use in their work. I have mixed feelings about the last one as I tend to think sometimes people would prefer not to know the details of how things are made and just enjoy the wonder of the work. Also, while I tend to be fairly open with my techniques I like there to be a little mystery about how things are done. We have one member who has really advocated for this book and insists that she sells much better when she can explain to potential buyers how things are made. I'm skeptical, but I made a page for that book this year, too.
We made an offer. They countered. We accepted. That means if all the inspections and due diligence uncovers nothing alarming we will own it! Yikes. Wow. Now we need to get our current house ready to sell and start planning the remodel. We still don't know if we can build the studio near the creek, which is in an environmental protection area, but if not it will go somewhere else. I'm excited, but a little bit in shock. Wanna buy a nice old house in Portland, Oregon? (see back corner above) We'll make you a good deal. Really!
I can't resist leaving you with one more picture of Sofia. I picked out the cute ones to show you in the last post, but this one, taken at the same time, shows her silly side. Makes me smile.Could I be any more in love?