I am plotting fences (rail), and Saskatoon bushes and assorted other trees to turn it into a grove that invites one to retreat with a good book or some spinning or handwork...
Ahhhh...It's good that I have several months of winter ahead of me to dream and plan and save $$!
Meanwhile, I was on hand at the "Behind the Words" fundraiser for the Lacombe Arts Endowment Fund on Wednesday evening -- to meet the purchaser of my piece, Watch that Sky! The fabric foreground was a great source of fascination for all who viewed it before she took it home.
And on Monday, I shipped Prairie Quintet (aka the Wall-to-Bed Project) off to its new home. I managed to take a few photos of it showing the quilting detail, post-laundry. I just love the texture that washing it created!
|Part of Quilt Front -- Grass/Earth
|Part of Quilt Front -- Sky, Trees
Thursday, while I was at work at The Shop, my client left a message on my home phone. It was so lovely I played it over and over again; I teared up a bit. And in the end I transcribed it and printed it out to put in my sketchbook for the project:
It's Jane calling. I'm really sorry you can't speak to me right now. I'm overflowing with excitement. Your quilt arrived minutes ago -- long enough for me to check on your telephone number -- and I've just got to let you know how gorgeous it is. It's just beautiful, and I'll send you a cheque in tonight's mail. I can't thank you enough; it's gorgeous. You must have been thrilled to make it, because it just shows love in it. Such a beautiful thing. Bye-bye.
That sort of response is worth every minute of the work, and is of greater value than any amount of money paid for it. I don't know about my artist colleagues, but to move someone like that with a piece of work -- that's why I make art.
Linking up to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday...and wishing you all a great weekend!