Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Round Rectangle

Elis Vermeulen had asked a question of the the feltmakers list and on FaceBook: what we were doing this year? I did not answer on the lists, but I will here. I had already decided that I want to focus on two basic shapes this year. One is the circle, orb, round, the other is rectangle. Much of what I do is already in these two shapes, but I want to push myself to explore more, deeper, find meaning new to me, in them. I used to do a lot of vessel work early on and in re-exploring "the round" I think I will be doing a few more of them in the future....though not all vessels are round, right? I love it when a friend challenges me to push farther, look deeper. Thank you Elis, I am looking forward to the year of the round/rectangle.

While at Art Hop I had a gallery owner ask for some of my work in her place. Honored, yes, of course. But then again, I am faced with the percentages given to the owner. When I price my things I take into account many things to come up with a price. When it is given over to a gallery, the losses become significant for me. It's great to have the exposure, no doubt, but the losses are hefty. Since I will still be on the road this year going to art and fiber shows, I think it will be okay to have a few galleries carrying my things, but it will definitely not be something I seek to expand in the future. I think that the ones that are already carrying my work is enough for now. I have trouble keeping up for them as it is.

One thing I've wanted to post and keep forgetting to do is this:

Monday, September 19 at 9:00am - September 24 at 6:00pm

Dainava - Manchester, Michigan

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September 19 - 24, 2011
Chad Alice Hagen - resist dyeing
Elis Vermeulen - raw wool and prefelt projects
Jone Rakoski - glass fusing
Pam MacGregor - fused glass and loop and toggle cuff

$450.00 - earlybird price
$500.00 - March 1, 2011
$10.00 per night for 9/18/2011 or 9/24/2011
payment by check or Visa/Mastercard
after August 31 2011 - no refund
after July 31, 2011 - 75% refund
after June 30, 2011 - 90% refund

Catering by Marilynn $100.00. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 5 days. Simple and healthy comfort foods. Catering is optional. July 31, 2011 is the deadline for ordering.

Sheets are provided limited blankets and pillows available. Dormatory style sleeping arrangements. 4 to a room, 90 beds, but since we limited the Gathering to 30 you can spead out.

Contact: Jone Rakoski - phone - 517-456-6066

It is an incredible event, priced so reasonably.
I am trying to get my camera to download some photos of the bouquet that I am making for my friend Holly, but it won't work. I'll mess around with it later and see if I can show some photos of the work in progress. Until next time, Happy Felting!


OriginAlly Me said...

I want to go so bad!! Wish I could afford this! I'm guessing you will be attending? Maybe I can pull some $ together and possibly go, I would love to do something like that.

WonderWhyGal said...

I am so trying to figure out how to pull off going to this. Argh! This new job only allows so many days off.

I can't wait to see photos of the bouquet. The one you posted on FB was amazing.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

maybe said...

I'm appreciate your writing style.Please keep on working hard.^^

Vicki said...

I'm excited that I'm coming, along with my good friend and glass artist, Cathy. Can't wait- this means I get to see you- what? 3 times this year? Summer retreat, Felt Gathering and SAFF? Can't wait! And I LOVE the wedding bouquet- it's just delightful.