I went to pick up my piece from an exhibit at the 1109 Gallery Monday and was pleasantly surprised to find that it had sold. Here is what I had entered:
Fabric designer Barbara Brackman gave me the fabric for this quilt, so I mostly had time invested in it. The gallery workers gave me some good natured trouble about pricing my work too low. They pointed out that the gallery and I would both make more money if the prices were higher. I replied that the reason my work sells is that it IS priced low. One of the workers said that she had sold one of my pieces from the previous show to a homeless man. He had the $25 that it took to buy the piece, and it just fit in his backpack. Does my work help the decor of a space under the bridge? Or add just the right spot of color to the inside of a car? Funny to think about... or maybe a bit sad. Either way, it is a better fate than being stuffed in my closet.