Lazy Days, Spring is Here
The wind is down this morning so I did sneak out doors to dead head the flower pots outside my workroom door and a couple of roses.
The roses are in riot. Maybe if the wind stays down I can get photos of them and the japanese iris in one of the pots; those come and go so quickly.
I've been working and looking and thinking. I've got another hank of buttonhole silk dyed purple. I can go back to work on The Blues quilt that features a Debra Lunn Fabric that I bought in Ohio in 2003. Lunn does wonderful reductions of black fabric and then overdyes them. I have eaked out one dear fat quarter into one of The Blues.
These small quilts are intended to finish out at about 21" x 34." I am finding that the hand work is both meditative and soothing; however it is very labor intensive. The buttonhole silk stitches are more mark making than either quilting or embroidery.
I'm wondering what all the strangers out there think about pricing on works of these sorts. I know that pictures of cats don't help. Go back to Ramblin' River Blues to consider the hand mark making. Let me know what you think a fair retail price would be on this. Always keep in mind that an artist has to pay the gallery 50% to help pay the shop's overhead.