Finished another Prairie Sky rugette. Moving on to other things for a while. Talked with a local gallery owner and they want to sell my work. They are also interested in my abstract pieces. That both surprises me and pleases me. So I will work on pure colour play and composition for a while. 🙂 I love colour play! 😆
Decided on a hanging system for these small rugs. I’m going with bellpull hangers. I can find a type where I can use the two ends for two separate rugs. So an outlay of $6.50 for 2 hangers for rugs is not bad in my books. This is a simple system that will require sewing a sleeve on the backs of the rugs, but that takes all of 10 minutes.
I phoned the shop selling the bellpull hangers and ask they put in an order for 10 packages for me. That will be a month’s supply. And told them to set aside all the other hangers they have of that type and size. I will go in tomorrow and pick them up.
Four abstract rugs are drawn on backing as we speak. I will work on these and hopefully have some serious work ready to drop off by mid-week.
The lady at the shop was already asking about Christmas items for sale. I told her about my stars. I am doing 6″ as well as 3″ ones. The smaller ones will be finished as ornaments. The larger ones will be finished for house decorations. This looks promising.
So I think I will stop there when it comes to looking for galleries to sell my work in…for now. I have one in Saskatoon, one in Regina, and I will be selling at Wintergreen. That’s enough for now. I’m very afraid of taking on too much too soon.
I need to focus on Wintergreen next. There’s a steep learning curve for that. I do not own a cell phone or know how to operate one, and I need some kind of device to process debit and credit cards for Wintergreen. Not only that, but in checking into Mobile Processing Systems I discovered I actually need to set up a business bank account somewhere too. This is getting serious! 🙂