Thursday, August 13, 2009
Quiltet 1 is SOLD Quiltlet 3 is Sold
Each Piece is For Sale $45 US inclusive of postage
As I have said we have been working on a book entitled Caravanserai for my daughters VCD folio- for her final exams. Last week we went to open day at RMIT- and we were really enthused by the Visual Communication course - it seems right up her alley- it requires a really good folio to get in. My daughter is designing the book and layout- I am providing the text, photos and textile works which will form the basis of the book- looking at our Syrian encounters and how they have inspired my textile work. We have hit a snag however - we have done a few runs of getting books printed but my photos are probably not of sufficient resolution to do my daughters hard work justice or to meet her hopes of submitting the best possible folio.
So it puts us in a real dilemna- the go with what we have or go to Syria and rephotograph. There are a few problems- I have to renew my passport ( least of the problems), I have a very small window of opportunity as she will obviously need the school holidays to work on the project so that we can get it printed in time- so I need to go early in September, but the biggest issue is budget. I manage to survive at what I do by living on a very tight budget, that is fine I have been doing that since 1995 and it is part of daily life, but the cost of going to Syria would be outside my budget. One thought that occurred to me is I could work like the blazers and make more Teapot and Rosewater jug pieces ( the sales of the last two days have encouraged me in this thought) and hope to sell them. I think the price is very reasonable as there is quite some process involved in making them- papers have to be painted then printed, then transferred to lutradur, background fabric needs to be dyed, then the whole is stitched and then satin stitched bound.
Of course I won't mind going to Syria- but it would be for four days only madly running around photographing- but I also want my daughters folio to be the best that it can be. What would you do?
So dear readers would you be willing to put up your hand for a Teapot and Rosewater Jug embroidery quiltlet - no payment until the piece is complete? And as I said I would work like the blazers to get them done- but it would be good to have some idea of numbers before I commit to an airfare. Of course I am also willing to entertain any reasonable offer on work I have for sale and will later today or tomorrow load a new page on my Picturetrail website. Feedback would be appreciated!