Almost Heaven, West Virginia. Well, on Thursday, anyway. We leave bright and early for a quick and fun trunk show and presentation. I have been in the studio madly putting finishing touches on some pieces to take along, and today I set up some of them to see how they’d look.
To see how it could look, I used some wooden boxes I picked up at a photographer’s yard sale, as well as some wine boxes my mom bought for me back in her yard saling days. This enabled the work to be raised up and therefore more visible. The fabric is a piece of yardage from my at-home dye party last summer. I painted it using Setacolour fabric paints and the speckled pattern came from sprinkling the wet fabric with chunky salt and letting it dry in the sun.
A detail of some of the images. You can see the frames I bought at Dollar Tree to use for the larger collages, and the little easels I found at JoAnn that were just right for displaying the small 4” x 4” canvas collages.
The smaller pieces are beaded brooches left over from my beading days. You can see one of the free-hanging recycled collages in the foreground, and the wire and bead hanger I attached using scrapbook grommets. You can see one of the mini quilts in the background, attached to its canvas. I’m really happy with how those are turning out.
Finally, another view of extra pieces. I also have a half shutter door that I am going to use to hang pieces from, I think using mini bulldog clips and fishing line, but I need to test that out next. So far I am really excited about how these pieces are coming together, from the colors I’m using to make them to the process of attaching the images onto the frames. I was so happy when I found out the mini easels would work with the smaller canvases. They will be included with purchase to make it easier to display the work, always an important consideration when selling artwork.
Tomorrow I will put finishing touches on pieces. I ordered business cards from MOO.com and they arrived last week. I’m going to make color copies of the informational side and attach them to the back of each piece in addition to the price. I have two more quilts to sew to canvases, and the duck collage that is in this display needs some embellishment. I think that will be about it, and any extras that come home will go up on my Etsy shop over the weekend, at least until the next show.