And I do already have a lot of new work. Baltimore has not seen rainbows of the dawn for instance.
|Rainbows of the dawn--45x45"--copyright Ann Brauer 2013|
Love that quilt. Nor have they even seen early summer.
|Early summer--45x45"--copyright Ann Brauer 2013|
What fun colors that one is. Sings, doesn't it? Or the tea cozies.
|Tea cozies--9x12"--copyright Ann Brauer 2013 and 2014|
I still did not have that big WOWSA quilt for the back of my booth. And I sure did not even see it in the back of my mind. Tick. Tick. Tick.
Sure I could go with winter light. Love that quilt. But I did show it last year. And as I had told a friend of mine who is bringing work she has had for a number of years to another craft show--long story there and not my story but her work is spectacular--anyhow I said bring at least one new piece that you are confident will sell. That will knock their proverbial socks off. Besides people like a choice and I think want brighter colors.
|Winter light--99x99 inches--copyright Ann Brauer 2013|
Tick. Tick. Tick.
Until finally this week it hit me. Suddenly I started designing a quilt in my mind that should look great. Brighter colors than winter light.
So I start. No time to ask myself questions--will it work? Can I finish it in time? Am I crazy to even begin such a project now?
Tick. Tick. Tick.
I just start. Look at the first few rows. Yes, it works. There is a there there.
Make another. Pin it up to the design board. Don't you just love this shot?
Let's see what happens. I must remain calm and steady. I can do this, can't I? Yes, I can. I must. Because now I can visualize my booth. The colors that will pop. Yes, colors of summer needs to be hung near it I think.
|Colors of summer--45x60 inches--copyright Ann Brauer 2013|
The Baltimore Craft Show is February 21-23 at the Baltimore Convention Center. I am Booth 4209. For discounted tickets you can go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-american-craft-council-show-in-baltimore-tickets-8022827493 and using this code BWI2014GUEST.
What do you think? Does this ever happen to you?