Well my goodness, I’m beginning my 10th year of business! My very first art show was Red Dirt Art Festival in April of 2007. There isn’t a Red Dirt this Spring, but I’m doing another Spring show, the Riverside Art Market, next Saturday May 7, from 10-4. So with this show I’m officially beginning year number 10 as a business!
Here’s a shot of my setup at my very first Red Dirt:
And here are a couple of shots from last Fall’s Red Dirt:
Not only have I been selling my art for ten years, I’ve found a way to combine my other love, teaching, with my love of what I do as an artist as I teach quilting, sewing and dyeing in print, in person, and online! I’m wrapping up my fifth online dyeing class, Dyeing 104: Multicolor Silk, it’s filled with super awesome information, and I’ve dyed a heckuva lot of (IMHO) beautiful silk! During this class I’ve dyed a lot of experimental color palettes, three of which I’ve added to my stock of scarves I dye for shows like the Riverside Art Market.
I’ve got names for two the palettes, but I’m stumped on the third one!
To celebrate, I’ll be having a giveaway!
How do you enter?
Two weeks from now (May 11), I’ll choose two names:
- One from my newsletter subscribers (use the form in the sidebar if you’ve not already subscribed, no need to leave a comment here about being a subscriber)
- Another from people who comment here on this blog post: What would be a good name for my unnamed palette? If you can’t think of a name, just tell me which of the 3 new palettes you like the best. (Note: comment moderation is on, so don’t worry if yours doesn’t show up right away)
What’s the prize?
Well, the winners will choose either one of my hand dyed habotai scarves, in the color palette of your choice (any of my palettes, not just the 3 new ones):
or a half yard of hand-dyed fabric, in one those scarf palettes (or my newest color palette, Autumn Splendor, which is only available on cotton).
I’ve had so many great experiences due to my adventures in art, and a lot of those come from interacting with folk either on my blog or at an art show, I’d like to say thanks to you all!