Sunday, October 8, 2017

Retrospective

Looking back at my artmaking over the last 20 years, I realized recently that I've created a huge body of work in numerous media...

Spinning
Weaving
Knitting
Beaded jewelry
Art quilting
Bookmaking
Painting
Collage
Hand Stitching

And I decided to put A LOT of it up for sale in my Etsy Shop.  I have work available there, or will have when I finish listing everything, in every one of those categories.

I'm calling this my 20-Years-of-Artmaking Retrospective Sale, and it will continue through January.

What I'm NOT selling, however, are these recent collages and art journals.  But there are a few handmade books available that include earlier collages of mine among their pages.

I alluded here not long ago to the ever-increasing costs of living vs. my small fixed income.  One of you lovelies suggested I join Patreon, and take subscribers to the blog.  I did research that, but decided that having to ongoingly create saleable content (saleable via subscriptions) is just not my thing, not at this point in my life.

So I'm selling off a lot of my previously held-back artwork instead.  I do hope you'll think about supporting me in this way if you're able to.  And remember, the holidays are right around the corner ~ it's not too early to do your gift shopping in my Etsy Shop.

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Yesterday I attended an annual rummage sale in Eureka, and I got a slew of old children's books, mostly numerous Raggedy Ann & Andy books.  I haven't decided yet whether I'll cut them up.  They might be too dear, although none of them are extremely old editions.  These are from the 1960s.
  
One that I didn't get, though, which was the only Johnny Gruelle book I think I had as a kid, was Raggedy Ann & Andy and the Camel With the Wrinkled Knees.  I hope to find that one someday.  Could probably buy it from Eureka Books ~ they have a terrific vintage children's book section. But I think I'll just be on the lookout for it.  If I'm meant to have it, it'll find its way to me.

Hope you have a good week.  Do visit my sale at Etsy, and please keep going back because still I've got another 40 items to list. xx


3 comments:

Dortesjs said...

aww Iam sure your have a huge body of work, in many places..but you have had a great fun time iam sure and is loving it and that is the purpose. I to love making art give art, and just enjoy. Your latest on this blog is fab all together. I love it all ;O))

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

This last collage has me smiling...7up bottle in the midst of red!!
Your twenty years of work is beyond words...worthy of an artisan gallery.

john said...

These spreads are just fantastic. I feel I have gone to another world for a visit and had a terrific time! Thanks. :-)