It's AUCTION Season!
Well, we have been invited to partake in two community fund raising auctions!! One is a fund raiser for The History Center and I've been asked to donate a bag for their silent auction. EEK. After some deliberation I have chosen 'Black Beauty' as seen here for the auction...
This one was chosen for a couple reasons, first it is Halloween-time, hence the black; second, it has some historical merit. The bead on the front and two hanging on the side (not visible in this picture) were purchased from a merchant this summer at the Pike River Rendezous from a trader there. I hope it will fetch a fair price for The History Center. It's pretty nerve wracking to think of all those people scrutinizing my work.
The next auction is November 11th, for The Kenosha Women's Fund. They are a philanthropic organization that raise money to offer local scholarships for wonens' organiztions. Their event is called "The Power of The Purse" Pretty fitting that handmade felted handbags would be on the auction block. This is the bag that has been chosen for their event. I am not real happy with the photo quality~the colors are not true to the real thing. The bag is called "Squash Blossom" and is knit in two lovely shades of gold/amber/pumpkin and has a glass bead on one side. I neddlefelted the large polka dots in a contrasting turquioise and red. Those colors didn't show up very well. They look murky and the turquoise looks like a bright purple. eeeew. Lucky for me this bag will be on display at the Public Museum for a week prior to the auction. More nervousness abounds.
I will let you know how everything turns out.