My piece, "Fallen," sold Saturday at the Quilter's Connection Annual Show.The woman bought it for her father, who picked it out of the all the art as the one he wanted. He like the ambiguity of the title and of the piece itself. It feels so good when a piece goes to a person who "gets" it. This piece originated from a picture of grief-stricken men I saw in the news. Originally, when this was a thread sketch, that anguish still resonated. But repeated layers of color and work softened the effect, so that now, truly, what you see is what you bring to the painting.
A lot of little work sold too, so I have to scramble now to restock for BostonHandmade's debut at South End Open Market Sunday June 14. I'll have vintage aprons, reworked with my birds, totes and little bags. I think I'll bring my dyed lace and napkins, too.