Home from a delightful couple of weeks in California.
Among the many E-mails I found waiting for me was one from The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. I had sent 6 small artworks for their High Fiber Under Five show and sale. The E-mail announced that 4 artworks had sold. My favorite, Sunset Beyond the Woods, which was an experimental piece, had been machine stitched on a bright red fabric. I had wanted to see the affect that the background color would lend to the scene, when covering it with thread. Did much red show through? Maybe not but it seemed to change the atmosphere. When I stitched another landscape on blue denim the appearance seemed much cooler, it seemed a colder atmosphere.
The other 3 pieces that sold were: Blue Landscape, Pink Rose on Black, and String Variations. This gives me incentive to create more, maybe not similar to these, but small and I do think that matting and framing gives these small works more importance.