Thu, Dec 1st, 2011 At my open house a few weeks ago - and with 7,000 square feet of studio space there were lots of places to show work.
We had vessels & murals in 3 rooms and on the outside of 2 buildings. I left one mural on my glazing table, partially finished and waiting for the end of the weekend when I would resume work.
Well, as it happens, Donna saw the 28" x 42" Nature Scape wall art tile on the table and thought it would be perfect for over the fireplace in her living room. It wasn't the nicely displayed piece that caught her eye, but the unfinished work....perhaps that's because she's an artist as well (fiber)!
After the open house, I went to Donna & John's home to look at the wall in question, both to see if the piece would work there - but also to see if their decorating would lead me in another direction when it came to glazing. With that information in hand, I continued with my glazing project and completed the color scheme I had been working on.
I fired the mural and unloaded it the next day. Donna hasn't seen the piece framed & in person, but she likes the photos I sent of the finished mural, unframed. This week I'll email her the finished piece and see if they'd like me to come by to test it out.
I write this story because I thought it was funny. I spent a full week cleaning rooms, putting cloths on work tables & moving unfinished & unwanted work to the darker corners of the studio. Invariably, it's the piece behind the counter, out of plain view - or in this case, on the glazing table that intrigues & captures someone's attention. Even unfinished, something speaks to them.
That's one of the fun parts of a Studio Open House - both for me - and our visitors. So many eyes see things so differently, it's always a surprise!