Saturday, April 28, 2007

getting closer

To tomorrow's Franklin Street Studios Tour. I stayed up really late last night to finish a few more small works (aka postcards) for tomorrow's studio tour. I could have done a few more if I hadn't been so blotto by 1:am.
I have to tell you that this Janome 6500 is a dream: it's the first time in my life I've done a zig zag edging without angst. Not that I needed the edging, since I have double-matted and framed all of these small pieces in 8x10 size. They look beautiful this way (or might, if I could take a picture that wasn't crooked). I think I shall call them "Art for Small Spaces."
Need I say I have my favorites? Marty told me today I have to decide whether I am going to make work for my own walls or be an artist who makes work to sell. I think I can do both - but unfortunately, not with the same piece.

Ran around buying wine and food for tomorrow,tidied up the studio some more, and even brought my mother over for a tour. Tonight, I have more to do but I really want to go to sleep right this minute. That, or caffeine. We'll see what wins.

5 comments:

Joanie San Chirico said...

Good luck tomorrow!

Just back from the big City, I'm done.

Hope you sell lots!

lizzieb said...

these look good, Rayna. Presentation, presentation, presentation! I learned that recently! Have fun tomorrow!
Sell lots and lots! Pay your rent!

Judy said...

Those works for small places look fabulous Rayna. I want them all! LOL
I'm sure your Mama was very proud...and well she should be!
Hope it goes really well for you.
xo

Anonymous said...

Rayna, if the small piece with the face and writing did not sell, please let me know. thelma

Sarah Ann Smith said...

I'm SO glad you're loving your Janome. Maybe it'll change your mind about the quilting part LOL!

Am glad the open studios was busy and well attended...yeah!

now....for the truly wicked part, with apologies in advance....:

I'm tagging you.
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LOL!

Cheers, Sarah