I’ve been browsing quite a few new blogs lately. Basically wasting time, but looking at some beautiful work…hung all over the artist’s studio/home space. I also visited a fellow artist and was totally enchanted by her work which was hanging or sitting everywhere I looked.
I have piles of quilts. And piles of folded quilts. And stacks of mounted work. I have very little that is actually on display in my home or in my studio.
Made me wonder why. Who am I creating it for? Potential customers that may never materialize? Class samples? Lecture material? Yes to all of that, but I do it because I love it. I need to get it out and hanging around my house. Granted, I could change things out weekly for about a year without repeats, but if I haven’t put up rods or hooks or cleared shelves, it’s like I’m hiding what I do.
Will something possibly get dusty? Faded from sun that I never realized passed across that spot? Maybe…but in the meantime, I’m having the pleasure of enjoying what I have done, my house will be filled with color and I won’t feel guilty about just throwing everything I make on to the pile.
And speaking of guilty…I have 3 wonderful hanging racks that my father made tucked away into a closet! Now why haven’t I gotten those up?
When you start really looking, there are display opportunities everywhere!
Goal: find spots and hang everything I can, all over the house.
Why, I have one bedroom that has bare walls! Shame on me!