It has been an amazingly strange week.
On Tuesday I went into the local fabric store to pick up a couple of quilt batts for tops that were ready and some other odds and ends and I got into a conversation with one of the assistant managers in the store.
By the end of the conversation she knew that I make art quilts, she had invited me to a meeting of the quilt guild that she is president of, and had asked me if I would come and talk at her guild about art quilts.
Last night I went and visited the guild meeting, met some really fun ladies and was told that the program chairman would "mail me a contract" for my "trunk show"
Reality (and a bit of panic) is beginning to set in. Who me? "TRUNK SHOW"?!
Ok, I have a bit of time to think about it, and maybe someone who has ever been to one of these things can tell me what is expected --- please?
Meantime, this week I have sort of figured out that the phase of my artistic life that involved making teddy bears has passed. (In the words of Carlye Simon "that part of our life together is over").
While I have enjoyed that, and it has brought me some monetary rewards and some great friends, what I am interested in and drawn to now has changed, and the collector base has changed, and those shows are how 1)far away and 2)expensive to do
I would rather put the money to shows where I can sell those things that are my current passion
This also means that shortly I will probably be selling off some of my fabrics and supplies for bear making --- so I can get materials for other things
like I said, it's been a strange week