Tuesday, June 3, 2008


I'm letting go of a huge inventory of really great books and CDs, and I've got them all listed at Amazon.com. Check out my Amazon storefront here. I don't have many art books in the mix, but a lot of other wonderful books I read over the years and have been collecting...but now it's time to let them go.

Ditto for the CDs. For many years I was building collections of Jazz CDs, Bluegrass, Cajun, Western Swing, Swing, and rock from MY rock era. Other than the rock, I've slowly been selling off the others. Most of them I haven't listened to in maybe 10 years. Probably time to let 'em go, eh?

I sold two major pieces of my art at Etsy today, and I'm totally stoked! I've sold a lot of fiber and yarn there since the end of 2007, but this was my first sale of finished work -- two scarves, one of them a woven shibori, to the same buyer. Honest to God, I was beginning to wonder whether anyone in the world was looking at my art seriously -- as in, something they would actually buy. Below is the piece that sold...tomorrow it leaves for its new home in Missouri.

2008 Woven Shibori

I've had a hard time of it lately, what with North Coast Open Studios last weekend essentially being a bust for me (and many other artists, locally, from what I've heard). So today's sale really juices me up again for this coming weekend's Open Studio, as well as sales from elsewhere. Now I KNOW it can really happen, it's not just something that happens for other artists! I feel like I've made it into a club, of sorts. Wow!


Unknown said...

I couldn't be happier for you, Connie...something about making room for change comes to mind...

Cate Rose said...

Thanks Sue! You're absolutely right, I'm making big changes and miracles are starting to happen.
Hope to talk soon.

Katherine Regier said...

Congratulations on your sales! Your work is beautiful. I wish it were easier to reach the right audience for handwoven work. I've spent years trying to figure it out.
Good luck on your open studio!

Cate Rose said...

Thanks Katherine!

Taueret said...

Congratulations on the sales!