The week has been spent focused on sorting, relocating books from the library to the actual studio space and then selecting art quilts and framed mixed media art work. I can’t believe that it is Thursday already.
Tomorrow the studio doors open for the first time in nearly two years. In the past I offered the space to graduating students (those who participated in my art and design classes as well as the local art guild).
This time the doors open for a different objective: We are planning on selling our house and since we are not certain about where and how large our next place will be I am drastically reducing everything in the studio.
On offer are 700 + books (and again as many magazines) covering topics from quilting, art quilts, mixed media, book making, embroidery, felting, knitting, spinning, drawing and painting, art history, textile history, travel and even some of my beloved cook books…
I have also ventured into the art work section in the studio mezzanine and despite the emotional attachment have selected over 80 art quilts and mixed media pieces for this sale.
In addition I am selling off some equipment: From sewing machine to rolling office chairs to my apartment sized washing machine (used only about a dozen times to rinse dyed pieces of fabric) and a folding sewing table – everything is slated to go. No reasonable offer will be refused.
My Buffalo Pound Lake, SK studio space is not large and I decided to invite my guild and former art and design students to peruse the offerings. After this weekend I will post dates and times when I am open to the general public in case any of my readers here are interested in owning a reference book or two or even a piece of my original art.
The pricing is fair: Magazines are $ .50 each, books are half off the lowest marked price on the book (and if that is the US price, so be it). Art works are all priced and I am asking for 50 % of the price posted on each work.
Back to the studio – I still have to empty the sewing table/cupboard and sweep the floor!