The Kentucky FiberFest (http://www.kentuckysheepandfiber.com) is this coming weekend and I have been super lucky enough to have gotten a last minute space for my booth!
As some of you already know, I only decided last month – about six weeks ago – to get back into the world with my art, so the deadlines to apply for most every spring and summer show this year have already passed. Being included in this venue is a real boon for me!
This introduction with my new felted work could not have been better situated on the calendar to light the fire in me to get a booth of it made and ready to go. The feedback I’ve gotten from Facebook friends (http://www.facebook.com/HappyArtGallery) and Esty sales (http://www.etsy.com/shop/SongPony) has been motivating and encouraging.
It’s always a risk for an artist to plunge into a new medium like this, you may lose some of your original clients and followers who are uncomfortable with change and you have to start rebuilding a reputation sort of from the ground up – but it turns out that felting with soft colorful fibers is like painting to me and I know how to do that! Let me show you what I mean. Below are two pieces I did one in acrylic on canvas and the other with alpaca and sheep fibers…
If you’re in the Lexington area this weekend, Saturday or Sunday – stop by Masterson Station Park, 3051 Leestown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511, where the festival will be going on. Critique the new work, the booth, and the signage! I’m open to your input and would love to benefit from your frank assessment. You’ll be helping me see this new work and its presentation through your fresh point of view.
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