Friday, February 8, 2008

Artists are Backpackers

In an email communication with Martin Rodgers, I was expressing my disappointment (ok, bitching) I still have a hard time selling my pieces, but was enjoying a growing circle of artist friends interested in what I do. To this he replied, and I know you all would love this one:

"Artists are like backpackers - they discover the next best thing and then the rest of the world follows."

So you heard it here first. I knew he'd find something encouraging to say. Thank you, Martin.

The yellow warp is looking good. After I corrected two threading mistakes (use to make them so rarely!), and two sleying mistakes (used to never make them...) I sampled and love all the color options so much, I've decided to weave three pieces from this warp for the exhibit, and then make an identical yellow warp (something I never do due to extremely low boredom threshold) and tie on and weave four more.

Oh, the invitation to the said exhibit arrived yesterday. I always feel a little uneasy when this happens, but the gallery is getting to know me well, and when I rang they knew I'd be there at 5PM Monday with my goods. I have to say, though, for a show exhibiting "finely crafted" craft work in Nelson, the invite looks a tad drab, wouldn't you agree?

4 comments:

  1. Never mind the invite, your colour choices are great and love the draft.
    Dianne

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  2. the dreeary invite makes your work all the more fascinating. LOVE the weave in the lower half!

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  3. Yes, that is a drab invitation, but your weavings are stunning! I'm a beginning weaver and I can't wait till my skills are good enough to begin to try to weave something like those.

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  4. Hi, Ladies.

    Well!!! This was quite a labor of love (& hate!) I got two descent pieces out of the 8-meter warp. And couldn't tie on the next warp. I'll explain later, but on the one hand, quite disappointing, but the pieces that did work, very pleasing.

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