Monday, 15 October 2012

success

my mother's dolls' dresses on display


several of my dad's vases



husband looking at painting

the photo's were taken before 'the crowds' arrived


the family exhibit went very well: my father sold 11 pieces, my mother 12 and I sold 13!
So you can imagine we were/are happy and it was great fun talking to people and how lovely they reacted to our work; there were several woman who were rather overwhelmed by my painting/mixed media pieces and the textiles, with the various home-dyed fabrics: not often seen apparently......
so I'll keep on going
On the organisation side, it was truly a family affair: our combined art pieces of course, our two boys helped out by answering the door, hanging up coats and serving drinks, my husband, brother and sister came along to assist 'wherever neccessary' and an aunt from Denmark came to stay for a couple of days, to help out as well; oh yes and a cousin and her husband from Jersey happened to drop by, so all in all a good family get together
And of course it would not have been such a success without the guests who came, saw and bought!
If you're in the neighbourhood: Sunday 21 Oct. is 'open house' again, I will be there too;
the exhibit is in my parents'house:
Bredestraat 3
Maastricht
The Netherlands

12 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i was so hoping this would be here
this morning...
so very wonderful to see...wish
i could have come by...
love seeing the AirTree there
amidst it all. this will give it
a specialness even more...
HAPPY for you and HAPPY for your
beautiful family!
looking forward to hearing more of
the response of the women to your work when you are back home

deemallon said...

congratulations!!!! I'm not surprised at all that your work sold so well. It's fun to see what a talented family you are.

saskia said...

thank you both for your encouraging comments (here & elsewhere)
another Sunday to go and then I will start anew!

saskia said...

oh I have more exciting news: one of the women who loved the combination of textiles/painting/stitching just rang and asked if I would be interested in some linens she is no longer going to use, as she's too old herself and is gradually giving stuff away....I said YES, I'll see her this weekend when I go back south for the last day of the exhibit; will post pics next week

deanna7trees said...

oh how wonderful to read about your success, but i must say i'm not surprised. almost missed this post as it didn't come through my google reader for some reason. so happy for you.

saskia said...

thank you Deanna: it really was all rather wonderful!

Nancy said...

Yay! Hooray for family time and big success!! Of course, you know how I love your work, so I had no doubts :)
Will look forward to what you create with this new gifted linens.

saskia said...

yay Nancy: thank you for your support!!
I too am looking forward to start afresh with new fabrics and new ideas.....

Natacha Gelissen said...

Hmmm..hej Sas, too bad I didn't know you were in Maastricht, too bad I didn't know about the exhibition..I would have loved to have seen it and give you a huge hug as well ;-)
Wonderfull tough to see the pics of your work and how well you've sold...I can't imagine a bigger compliment and firestarter...

Hug, Tach

saskia said...

yes: that was a shame Tach! sasx

jan said...

this all looks fantastic saskia; i love the idea of holding an exhibition in a house. congratulations on selling too! and all those fabrics come your way as a result! what a bonus. a fruitful experience all round. cheers

saskia said...

hi Jan, yes exhibiting in a house as a backdrop for the art works well, at least it did for us!
I think it helps people see it in their own home. Am sorting out all those gorgeous fabrics.....