Retail shows are hit or miss. Some shows are amazing, the audience totally gets my product, and I get incredible feedback. There is a certain high that comes along after a really great show. And on the flip side is the poorly attended sale, or when my work is completely wrong for the venue, or both. The feeling after those kinds of sales is, well, humbling.
Yes, it’s a huge bummer when you pack up as many bins as what you brought, but there is a very precious silver lining... I have met talented, generous, and overall incredibly lovely people during the very slow, poorly attended sales. While not busy with selling, fellow vendors have a lot of time to get to know each other, and the conversations form long-lasting bonds. We also do a lot of trading, and yesterday I was fortunate to meet, get to know, and trade with a very lovely horticulturalist. Krista’s flowers and plants now fill my home with beauty and joy...
I will also be contacting Krista to consult on my soon to be flower garden, and that is a very bright silver lining, indeed.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I’ve lived with my drip glaze vase for a few months now, and I’ve decided that I like it and will make a few more to show at the NY Gift Fair in August. I wasn’t sure if the messiness of the glaze would bother me after a time, but it has grown on me instead. There is something liberating about glazing messy. I like it even more with spring blossoms and fresh green leaves...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Paulette Tavormina’s work is on view through April 7th at the AIPAD Photography Show, click here for details and to see more of Paulette’s work.
Labels: still life
Friday, April 5, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Born on April 2, 1647, Maria Sibylla Merian was honored today with a Google Doodle. And that is how I discovered her delicate illustrations, and read up on her career as a naturalist. Maria is considered one of the most important contributors to the field of entomology.
My image research in the naturalist world lead me to the dissection of a plant shown below (not one of Maria’s). I just love this kind of detailed scientific diagram: