The first piece is "Stitch Study: Nature" and has vines and leaves stitched into it. These pieces were all cut from the same batik fabric.
The next piece is "Stitch Study: Science" and has a rather cosmic feeling to the stitching. Images are reminiscent of lightning, planets, primordial ooze, and the sun.
The 3rd piece is called "Stitch Study: Traditional" and has traditional quilted feathers on it.
The last piece is called "Stitch Study: Individuality".
The pieces are priced individually, but I think they would hang nicely in a grouping of all four, or even three as a triptych.
If you have ever had your own exhibition, you might have felt the same way that I do now. I've been working so hard on finishing all the pieces for this show and bringing it all together, and now I'm not quite sure what to do with myself. I took a few days of a break, but then I was inspired and just finished quite a bit of beading a new piece. I guess I'm ready to dive back into it, but now there is no deadline and I can work purely on inspiration.
I also feel a kind of melancholy about the show since I was a bit disappointed in the small crowd at the opening and only one sale so far (the smallest, most inexpensive piece!). I feel great about the work and the display in general, but after all the effort I put into it I was hoping for a bit more confirmation of my efforts. I think it is natural to have a sort of melancholy after an opening. It is the big "hurrah" and then nothing. I do wish I could be a fly on the wall to hear what people are saying and how they are responding to my work. That is what is fun about openings is that you do get some good feedback.
Well, there are two more weeks of the show so there is a chance something else will sell and many more people will see it. It has been a rewarding experience no matter what. Thank you, Don at Montana Art and Framing for the opportunity! And now I have some pieces that I could enter in some other shows and hang at my other galleries. It's all good!