I am so exhausted. 3 very long days that would have never been possible without Ron as my extension. This is my first year for the art studio tour and I had no idea what to expect. We had 100 people sign the guest registry and estimate a minimum of 50 who did not sign it. I am so grateful to everyone who came to find out what fiber art is all about. At most, there were 5-6 people who weren’t interested in talking about the work and how it is done. That’s a very low number compared to an art show/sale where the majority of the attendees are having an enjoyable day out as they stroll through the art.
Neighbors came, friends we had lost touch with and a surprise visit from a family we knew from wintering in the Rio Grande Valley who moved to the beautiful Ozarks in December.
The living room was turned into a mini boutique style gallery with samples of my work. The fireplace displayed publications I’ve been a part of and exhibition catalogs [ I called it the I Love Me display] and natural printed scarves were in the dye room. Then I took them into my sewing and storage area to see how I design on the design wall and showed samples of hand dyed fabrics.
I was so thrilled to be able to share what I do with so many people. I hope they were richer for discovering an art form that most of them didn’t know existed.