I sent four pieces to this year's National Exhibit by the New Zealand Spinning, Weaving and Woolcraft Society; all four were accepted; they were in the show, but the show is now over, and I got back three pieces and a check for the fourth. Hurray, I sold one more.
But what do I do with "stash" that's growing in the middle of my stash room. I walk around it every morning to open the shades and the window of that room, trying not to step on the edges, not sure whether to make eye contact or be in denial.
How long do I keep them? I'm not adverse to giving them for good causes, but when and how do I decide what to give away? My accountant, who is a painter, told me, "TradeMe", a successful NZ version of EBay; spoken like a true accountant. Is that what I should do?
In New Zealand, there are charity bins all over town, where you can donate used or new clothes, shoes, bags, books, toys, etc. to good causes. That's where my rejects go, did I tell you? But not these ones, not yet.