Sunday, July 22, 2012

my week of paint, canvas and sewing

Last Thursday I was inspired to stitch up my own large typography canvas reading, "LOVE YOU MORE" it's 10 days later and I have made 50 different canvases in all sizes with all different words.  I planned to list them on my Etsy site, but a friend mentioned going to one of the boutiques in town as the owner was interested in carrying work of local artist.  On a whim I drove over in my cowboy boots (for good luck of course) and 7 different samples of my favorites.  I walked in and spoke with the owner and asked if she liked them or would be interesting in working some sort of consignment.with me.  She ended up loving them and bought all 7 off of me right there out right.  I was incredibly thrilled and astonished.  She asked if I could bring in 30-40 more to carry in her shop.  So off I went, with the biggest smile in the world and started getting to work. 

I cannot believe the opportunity I have to sell my work locally, especially in the heart of downtown Geneva in one of my favorite shops.  Third street is my dream land and now I don't have to play the Etsy waiting game...obsessively refreshing my shop homepage to see if it got any more hits.

So if you are local or close by and would like one for yourself visit Circa.
I feel so blessed and happy to be able to create and have my work brighten someone else's day or home.

You can see all the typography canvases I made on my Flickr page.

1 comment:

  1. I finally found your new blog and have a lot of catching up to do. These are very impressive word canvases. I can't believe you sewed around each canvas. I still can't sew a straight line, so your skills really shine through. Now I'm off to check out the rest of your blog.