Thursday, May 21, 2009

Open Studio Preparation

Florence Cross-Sections above desk

Our house is in chaos as we try to get ready for Open Studios this weekend. I have to put out signs at the end of our street tomorrow evening or early Saturday morning. The other artists involved with the White River Craft Center will put out signs near the highway exit and other places in town, and if I am lucky, some people will come see my work. It has been fun to take work out and put it up on the walls. Florence Cross-Sections is shown in the image above, and Empire I is seen in the image below.

Entry room with Empire I hanging 

Across the room from Empire I, I have hung Creed 2 and Creed 1. They both say "textiles are my religion" which about sums it up for me.

Creed 2 on left and Creed 1 on right

On the second floor Mark has cleared out most of his work to let me hang weavings. You can see Mirror I on the left wall, and NM Scrolls 1, 2, and 4 (left to right) below. The box is one of Mark's new pieces.

Second floor studio: Mirror I on left wall, NM Scrolls 1, 3, 4 on right wall, 
box by Mark Goodwin on floor

Recently I ended my relationship with all galleries and organizations that were representing my work. I am very appreciative of their support but I wanted the ability to offer lower prices for my work from my studio, and did not feel I could do that while I had outside representation. Though I never expect that work is going to sell, I am always pleased when it does. At the Open Studio, I will be able to offer significant price reductions, and I am curious to see if it increases sales or not. If anyone reading this blog is interested in purchasing work, please email me for the new prices.

On the third floor, my studio, I will be demonstrating the TC-1 loom both days. I intended to show you an image of the studio in chaos (just to prove I am not always neat, though it is my preference) but Mali stopped me at the top of the steps and insisted I take her picture. She was quite annoyed that Dylan, her brother, got on the blog before her. I doubt if any of the visitors this weekend will get to see her or her brother--they have their secret hiding places.

Mali guarding the entrance to my studio


  1. Your house is looking so beautiful. Will you leave your work on the walls for a while? It looks great there. Nice to see Mark's new work, too. Enjoy the open studios.

  2. Hope all goes well. The house and work look great. I'm dreaming of getting away for a few hours to come look, but I think we'll be hard at it in the garden this weekend. Have a great weekend!

  3. Looking forward to it!

    My goal for today is to set up my loom, so that if there's any part that I'm unclear of how to connect, I can double check on your Macomber. Plus, I'm sure after visiting I'll be inspired to start weaving again!

    See you tomorrow :)