Saturday, November 22, 2008

Goodbye, my very first vintage collage

Hi all,
About a month ago, I hung my collages at a local salon.
Since then, I have talked to the owner of the shop and she has just had great responses to my collages but no sells yet.
But, yesterday I received an email from her saying "Congratulations, you have sold one of your collages!"
So I went in and lo and behold one of my collages (the one that had won me a first place ribbon at the fair), sold to one of her customers!
This has just thrilled me beyond measure!
I've sold my creations at art fairs, and auctions etc. in the past, but this was my first venture in hanging a collection of my collages in a shop setting.
So, it was pretty scary and a vulnerable position to be in.
I mean, wonder if people look at my art and hate it? or criticize it?
But, then there was also excitement and pride on being able to share my art with the public too.
And hoping they would say good things about it, and hey maybe I would even sell a piece.
And it happened!

This collage was my very first venture into collage making.
I wanted to create a series of art that used vintage materials but also had some kind of message with it, so I came upon the idea of using quotes by women along with collage elements.
I had found this wonderful quote by Emily Dickinson " Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality", which just touched my heart so deeply and I had also found this wonderful vintage postcard in black and white that just seemed to fit the whole feel of the piece and viola! my very first vintage collage came into being!
And now it has found a new home....
So, farewell my lovely collage, and I hope that your new owner will enjoy and be inspired by you as much as I have enjoyed and been inspired by creating you.

Talk to you soon,


Lucy said...

Clapping hands!!! Yay for you! It is scary but if you don't put yourself out there, you can't reap the rewards!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Yeah!!! I am not surprised at all...your work is absolutley wonderful and the person who now owns your art is the lucky one!
I'm so excited for you!!!
Smiles, Karen

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Oh Starry!!! That is so wonderful! Your work is just beautiful and deserves to be admired! What a rewarding feeling as an artist to have someone to love a piece of your work enough to purchase it and make it a part of their home! I am sooooo happy for you!!

ArtSnark said...

WooHoo! Your piece is lovely & is making the buyer very happy right now :)

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Doing the happy dance for Starry! Your collages are gor-ge-ous! My personal favorite is the patriotic iconic woman red, white, and blue collage :-)

ArtSparker said...

Congratulations, it is a thrill when someone wants to live with your art.

yippeevintage said...

Woo-hoo!!! Congratulations Starry! Your work is wonderful and that piece is just devine... what a beautiful quote!
Big hugs ~ yippee :D

sassydesigns said...

Hi Deborah, yes, blogging is fun! I am a little behind the times but I'm catching up! Our little grandbaby is 5 1/2 months and a gift from God! Great to have you as a friend on here too. Happy Thanksgiving! (Love the Paris pics)

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Sweetina said...

Yipee! Congratulations Deborah!
You are an amazing artist and your collages are beautiful.
Great News for Thanksgiving,Deb!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the sell! On your way to being one of us women entrepreneurs!

pops said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your fabulous sale!!! doing a little happy dance for you! you so deserve it -- that collage was gorgeous! oh you must feel so happy. ok -- now i am ready for tea please : ) lol! take care...hugs...pops

(can you see that i finally learned how to post : ) LOL!!!