Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Possible Solution
Thanks for all your suggestions about what to do about making new work. I decided to try and join a co-op gallery in an arty neighborhood in Chattanooga. I filled out the membership application and made a cd of examples of my work and sent it off. Jurying is in January, and having been in this gallery several times, I know of only one other fiber artist, so hopefully membership will be granted to me.
One has to work at this gallery twice a month, which is fine with me, since it will be fun to see what works, what sells, and to meet new people. And I don't have to make anything new immediately, as I have about 83 pieces on hand to submit. I like this because I have sworn to avoid stress in any amount. We'll just have to see what happens.


  1. Good luck to you. Your work is so beautiful.

  2. Good for you. Our "family" of artists at the Licking County Arts Gallery in Newark, Ohio is like a coop. Many of us volunteer when we can and we all sell work here. It's wonderful to be surrounded by other artists who see value in my work. Wishing you well!!!

  3. This sounds like a great opportunity for you. I wish you the best in your new endeavor - have fun!

    Kristin F. in SC

    P.S. I wish I could afford to buy a piece from you. Maybe someday...

  4. Anonymous1:36 PM

    Ooh! That's a neat looking gallery...and I'll be you'll love working there if it's only 2x a month...and heck, if it's slow, you can always knit... ;-)

  5. Just took the Tour of the co-op and viewed current artists' work.
    Melody, your work would definitely get my vote. Sending good thoughts your direction.

  6. Anonymous9:59 AM

    This is one of my favorite galleries in North Chatt, and your work would definitely be great there!
    -Connie in Huntsville

  7. Tammy V.12:51 PM

    Are you going to sell any circus socks? Would love to purchase a pair of circus socks !!! Best of luck - Tammy in Memphis


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