It has been a busy few weeks. I am working on a couple commissioned pieces , which I have found is not my strong suit. As long as people are not in a rush its okay but I really don’t do my best work on a schedule. Having a new shop pet has not made working any more fun! Stickers likes people and doesn’t mind noise. I usually leave my door open and he just comes on in! I now have a true understanding about the old saying, don’t let the camel put his nose in the tent! IN this photo the dear thing was trying to eat my young guests shirt.
The gallery is shaping up , we had two good sales early in the month which is a good sign. In the below photo we were trying to decide where to put the second bench. My friend Brad was helping me hold a piece of lumber and my business partner Zal decided to have a seat!
So many emotions the past few weeks! I made a little piece for our gallery neighbor who went out of business after having been at the design center for twenty plus years. She gave me all kinds of things and just before packing up she gave me some bamboo that had been given to her as a gift from a friend who passed away in December. She was in tears when she gave it to me. She said she had been meaning to do something with it but never did and she wanted it to go to a good home. I decided to make something for her as a souvenir It has that design center rock and bamboo theme . It made her cry more.
While out visiting one of our GC artists I met a really cool artist who makes native Salish
art . I have a few sample’s of his work at the gallery. You can check out his website by clicking on the photo. These are 24 x 24 rolled copper , some have black nickel or silver coatings or a cool baked Japanese pine needle finish. For a limited time these can me snatched up for $720 instead of the usually $1400 as the artist told me he can’t eat them.
One of my best buddies has been in they ICU for a couple weeks. Its hard to see friends and loved ones in pain. Tonight the hospital is sending her to a new room outside the ICU. I am sure going to sleep better tonight! I am looking forward to having a party on the 5th floor!
Tomorrow September 19, is our 3rd thursday art walk , our theme is faces and limbs, our artist Anette Lusher will be giving a talk at 7 PM on her installation called, Caged. In case you have not been to the gallery we are in suite 262 in the Seattle Design Center.