Art in Embassies
How it Works
Why is there a tractor trailer truck outside our home? It is because Atelier, a company specialize in shipping artwork, came to collect Sunrise Over the Gulf River. I am honored to have my work displayed at the U. S. Embassy in Brazzaville, The Republic of the Congo. How did this come about? I maintain a portfolio of available artworks with the Art in Embassies program. Whenever a new ambassador is sent to one of the American embassies they choose the artwork for their new home.
It is fortuitous Cohasset Open Studios was this past weekend. My studio was relatively clean. 🙂 So, one of the shipping representatives could start the process of preparing Sunrise Over the Gulf River for shipping on my work table. Fortunately, the Senior Executive Director of Studio Operations was able to assist since shipping and handling is his area of expertise. Also, I was unable to kibbutz since I was needed for a business meeting. However, the Senior Executive Director of Studio Operations did an admiral job. At my request he took photos of the operation for you to enjoy.
I love how the truck is set up so the tailgate can be used as a table. All the tools, packing materials and forms are stored in the back of the truck. Yes, there are forms to ensure that artwork is signed for and checked for its condition each step of the way. I am so grateful for how the Art in Embassies program takes care of all the logistics.
My 2022 Rainbow Scrap Challenge back is done. It’s tempting to save time and use yardage for the back of my quilts. I rarely do that these days. Instead, I am determined to use up smaller pieces of fabric in my stash that I am unlikely to ever use on the front side of a quilt. I went through my stash and selected novelty prints and geometric patterns in rainbow colors. I am delightfully surprised how such glaring, bold fabrics came together to form a cohesive looking piece.
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