The Nature of Things

I've been working on the backs and hinges for the last 9 BJP pieces this week...here's what it looks like this morning before I start sewing and fusing...all the pieces have backs and hinges...now I have to sew the hinges onto the backs and then fuse and sew the backs on to the fronts and then insert the dowels or bamboo (that's still uncertain) into the hinges and the work will be done.
I'm down to the last 11 days before the hanging on the 24-25th and still have many of my small guardian spirits and other small pieces to frame or mount.
I also have a "story" to write about each series....when, how & why I did them and a little bit about the process. When you're working in a non-traditional medium (NOT drawing, painting or standard sculpture) you do a lot of educating about, as well as showing, the work.
My art partner for this show, Jackie Niemi, is showing some of her handmade books, so there will be several stories for her to write as well. We'll print these all out and mount them on black foam core and hang them next to the relevant pieces.
We both think this really adds to the viewer's experience and will give them a bit more knowledge to take to their next non-traditional art exhibit.


abeadlady said...

You have your work cut out for you, my dear! It's always those last little details that are so annoying.


MixPix said...

Hi Bobbi, Congratulations on finishing the bashos and all best wishes and good luck for your show - how I wish I could visit it in person! I've read through your blog archive, so I think I may have seen all the bashos as they were done, and I'm sure it's going to be just wonderful to display them all together in the show.

KV said...

Oh, this is exciting! It may seem tedious to do all these finishing details but I am willing to bet that your personal excitement will begin to surge as each item reaches completion. This will be such a cool exhibit . . .

Kathy V in NM

The Lone Beader said...

I agree. The details can be very annoying, and time consuming! Many times, I feel like i'm finished with a project, then i still have 2 more weeks of details to complete!

beadbabe49 said...

hi all...yes, I know you have all been in similar situations, lol!

and it's made me decide that I will know, before I even start next year's bjp, how it's going to go together in the end. by august of 2009 when all the pieces are done, I want the whole thing to be finished too!

Denise said...

Wow, so close!! Those details are why we all need our own wives - because they are so good at the details!!!
I'm just finishing my last page for BJP! I got postponed but it's almost done now!
I can't wait to see your display!
Good luck on the show and I love your art studio!
Cheers, Denise

Pursuing Art... said...

You have been SO busy and have worked so hard!!! It will all pay off with the pride you are going to feel when the show begins! It will be outstanding!!! You are going to feel like you are walking on cloud nine just around the corner! ~Lisa ;-)

beadbabe49 said...

thanks denise and congratulations on finishing your last page! now you have time to take a deep breath before it starts again!
thanks, lisa!

Pursuing Art... said...

You and your work deserve it! Hugs! ~Lisa ;-)