The annual SAQA auction is off and running and I have been patiently waiting for the reverse auction price to drop so I could purchase two of my most favorite pieces. For the past six years I have been acquiring first one piece, then two, and one year three pieces of two genres of 12″ art quilts.
Our guest room boasts a collection of blue tones that all have a circle within the design. There are now five pieces in that collection. Today I added another which ironically has no large circle but the hues of blue are so vibrant and enchanting I doubt it will be noticeable. I have long admired the work of Benedicte Caneill and last year had the opportunity to see a large work of hers up close and personal at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. So when I saw this one I knew it had to be mine!
Our guest bath is home to the second collection which now has three pieces. The walls are pumpkin and the works are predominantly earth tones with one large piece I designed of vintage silk kimono remnants in purple and orange. As a huge fan of Deidre Adams, her work and philosophy I could not be happier to add her work to my collection.
As the walls in our home continue to bear art I keep wondering how I can possibly add more? And yet every year I manage to find room for more beautiful art …and for such a great cause.
And what goes around…I just noticed that my piece Currents #18 just sold also. Yippee!