So I've been thinking a lot about how you decide what selling venues will work for you. I've been struggling lately with that dilemma. When do you give up on a possibility and when do you persevere?
I've been struggling with the prejudices that are placed on Fine Craft. More specifically, Fiber Art and even more specifically, Wearable Art. How do you keep from letting it become a personal matter when the venue does not understand the art form? When do you know that it will not work no matter what the possibilities seem to be?
My palate is my shelves of yarn. My work is with color and blending the colors to form other colors. My goal is to put color together so that when you are at a distance it reads as one but upon closer inspection you see the blending of many colors. Is this not a painterly effect?
Should the work be treated any differently than a painting? How do you handle it when it repeatedly is?
This is not Elmo, Alaska and I am not Marin Frist (you have to be a "Men In Trees" fan) but I am just asking the questions. How about it artists? Do you stick with it or when you think you can't change anything do you move on? I have trouble giving up the possibility, but at what emotional sacrifice? What are the reasons to stick with it? Just wondering!