By the way, I love black Kona cotton. And I'm almost out! I always buy it with a 40% off coupon at Hancocks, and I usually buy at least 6 yards at a time. I use black in so many of my pieces. I think I'll have to ask for some for Christmas. I am allowed to receive quilting gifts, after all.
My gallery visit went well. It's the Soon Bok Lee Sellers Art Gallery in Hoover, AL. They showcase a different artist there each month, and I'll be sharing the gallery in December with a state calligraphy group. They're expecting me to put prices on most of my work, because this is how they are supported, a 20% commission on works sold. This is new territory for me. I've done a few commissions in the past, but that's about it. So I'm going to get busy and make some pieces that I think will be marketable.
I worked very hard today on a new portrait, and I may have cheated on my no buy challenge. You tell me what you think. I created a pattern for the portrait. But I want to make the quilt very large - about 4 feet by 3 feet. So I went to Kinko's to make an oversized copy. It cost $9.00. I felt I had to confess this! Please forgive me! I promise not to buy anything more! And I'm using my stash to make the quilt. Even though there is a lot of black in the piece, I'm vowing to piece together bits and pieces of dark gray to make do. Okay, now I feel better!
I've got a winner for my giveaway! It's Donna B. Even though she sent me an e-mail instead of posting a comment, she was the first and only one to get it exactly correct. The correct answer is: buttons, pop tabs, zippers, and copper from my walk a few days ago. Several of you thought it was foil. The copper was a bit tough to cut through, but I managed it with my trusty bandage scissors. Donna, I'll get your prize to you soon!