Ever since I became a professional artist, I have struggled with whether to make "small works" for sales to individuals and this time of year, the pressure grows to make things to sell for holiday gifts.
I think I have solved the dilemma. I decided early on that I didn't want to become a "manufacturer" — I wanted to make fine art.
But as a consequence of this, I have a lot of strips of my Stupendous Stitching pieces left over because I generally make my pieces much larger than they end up so when I trim them up to the correct size, I have extra pieces of my actual art.
I've decided to compose small works from these pieces and frame them in white and black mats. Here's one. They measure 12" x 12" and the opening for the art is 8" x 8". I'm happy working in a square format because it pleases my eye.
I'm going to try selling these when I teach in person and I'm also going to put them into the new RiNo art store, opening at the Source this year and next year, at a permanent location at the Zepplin Station.
I won't make much money since the store will take 40% of the retail price but I will be happy that some people who really love my work, will have an original from me at an affordable price.
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Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!