In 4 days the Guelph Studio Tour begins and runs through Friday evening to late Sunday afternoon ... and I'm almost ready ! I would have liked to have one more threadpainting done but I do have lots of new stuff to show this year.
I'll have one final pen & ink to frame and then all that's left to do is hang it all, tidy house, accessorize, place lights for best viewing and arrange for wine, cheese tray, goody platter for Fri.night.
I have been a member of the Studio Tour for about 6 yrs. now and I am seriously thinking of leaving the group for a couple of reasons. Mainly, I'm not having terrific sales and it is such a 'to-do' for me that isn't at all worth the effort that goes into it. And then, when I seriously thought about it, I realized that I do better and like it better when I make a piece of work for specific show ... whether with Connections Fibre Artists or for a juried art show. I have had success selling pieces from a show and have garnered several awards from entering juried shows ... both of which boost my artistic self esteem greatly.
I have, tho', had a brilliant idea today involving a proposal to one of the other GST members for next year, should she say yes and I decide to give it one more shot.