I am delighted to be one of the 22 vendors at the Merry Makers Marketplace at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City on November 17th & 18th. I will also be one of three artists doing a talk next Tuesday for "Coffee @ 10" as part of the promotion for the event.
I have been in creation mode to get many fabric boxes done in preparation.
I refer to them as Functional Self Art, with the prompt to "Contain Yourself"
on my tags & cards for the fair.
The process has multiple phases. From the first layer of paint on the canvas, then three or more layers of texture & stencils, covering the sturdy Pelon with a fabric for the liner, to the pieces being sewn to create the final structure. I truly enjoy the entire endeavor as well as coming up with my own patterns for each size & shape of container.
Stay tuned for how this goes. It's my market research for the containers I've been obsessed with.