I Need a Staff
It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a staff to be a working artist. I am fortunate to have the following staff members on my team:
- A photographer
- A scientist
- Someone to hang my work
- A shipping and handling department
- A draftsman
- A carpenter
- And so many people it is difficult to keep track of them all.
Would you believe they are all volunteers? It’s true! OK those are just some of the rolls my husband takes on to support my work as an artist. This week we teamed up to provide a tutorial on How to Pack a Quilt for Shipping. Yes, there is an art to it.
Help in the Studio
It is always an honor to be accepted into an exhibition. Acceptances come with commitments. I must be sure my work gets to the venue in excellent condition and meets all the requirements provided by the venue. A common requirement is when the quilt must arrive. Some venues are generous and simply state before a certain date. Other venues are more particular. The artwork must arrive during a particular window, not before or after. It is vital to read, reread and highlight all the venue requirements to be sure you are in compliance.
SAQA’s Benefit Auction
SAQA’s Benefit Auction starts today, Friday, September 9th at 2 pm. Check out the awesome artwork for sale. Every one of the 432 pieces is a gem. Lola on the Stairs is my contribution. Lola is also on my staff as the studio supervisor. Thanks to her quilts and fabric never fly away since she can be counted on to act as a paperweight on anything she is attracted to at the moment. Although I didn’t mention it in the packing instructions it is important to prepare the quilt for shipping. Step one is to go over the front and back of each artwork with a lint roller. Amazing how that roller latches onto fur that matches Lola’s coat.
The Rainbow Scrap Challenge is an opportunity to take a break, return to my traditional quilting roots and knock out a few blocks.
I’m linking up to the following posts: