I almost forgot to…

I almost forgot to mention this -- I was really delighted to get an e-mail yesterday from a new reader who wanted to buy my Tree of Fire and Rain. Delighted for various reasons -- a) I don't need to worry about hauling it to conventions anymore -- it's a bit delicate, so it was tricky, b) it sold for $200, making it the most I've ever made from a single piece of artwork (making me feel just a little more like an actual artist), but most importantly c) it was just so nice to sell something that I had so much fun making, and that I really liked, to someone who sent me nice e-mail about me and my work. The one thing I don't like about selling at conventions is that often I don't get to know who bought my work -- it just disappears at the end of the art show, poof! Maybe I should attach my card to the back of each piece, so that people at least have encouragement to drop me a line and say hi. I get invested in a lot of these pieces, y'know (the tree took many hours of winding wire in front of the tv :-), and I want them to go to good homes...

This is larger than it looks, 10x14, and I think quite suitable for a wedding gift (or a gift to oneself, if one is planning to wed :-). Or otherwise celebrate something marvelous. Quite formal in appearance, but with a great lushness to the fabric. I love these Japanese cloth-papers; they make binding really straightforward, and they come in an amazing array of patterns, all so nice to the touch (but wash your hands first if you're touching this one! :-) And hey, I measured the spine correctly this time -- yay, me!

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