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Albuquerque, NM, United States
I have been weaving Contemporay Fine Art Tapestries for over 20 years, raising a family in the lovely Southwest. I want to show process which usually gets a back seat to product and share the trials and tribulations as well as the joy and excitement of the creation of art out of a bunch of strings. How remarkable!

Friday, October 30, 2009

As promised here are a few of the last completed tapestry commission. The Clients were very happy with it, ( I saw a few problems but I don't point them out . Overall I thought it quite successful. Commissions are always a bit stressful as you have a very thought out end product to create and your imagining of it and the clients have to meet somewhere close. And color choices are not always your own. ( In this commission it was a color scheme fueled by the client's handmade quilt on the bed that this was going over) I use this panoramic format a lot for pieces over a bed. Seems to fit the bill for that kind of space and use .As to details , which I think are very informative for both fellow weavers and prospective clients alike, the piece took 11 days to complete, was
30"x 47" in size and cost to clients was $2,500.00 and they paid the shipping costs.
These were collectors and they are already thinking of a third piece so again all in all Success!.
Here is a picture of it in progress and a photo of finished piece.

Next week I'll post the problems and joys of the newest commission, 20'' in on a 55" piece, also for clients who own more than one piece. Here is a photo of their first commissioned piece. They live in the foothills of the Sandias and both pieces have particular views from different windows in their house. Quite a challenge considering the small scale. (This piece is 68"x 40" and sold for $3,600.00)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Old stuff for now

Soon I will have the most recently completed tapestry commission photo posted as well as a picture of the new commission on the loom. Both clients are repeat customers so that really makes me feel that their prior purchases were very valued and that they were pleased with their experience. A great feeling !
This piece is/ was 68"x40" and titled "Fractured Squares" . It is from a new series I have started inspired by Klimt and Vasarely. I finished it 3 days before a solo show and the only ones to see it were myself , a few apprentices, the gallery owner and the clients who snapped it up.

Feng Shui Series- "Blue Water Lotus of the North"

Feng Shui Series- "Blue Water Lotus of the North"
I sold this piece on line immediately upon launching my website!