I have been holding on to these two rugs since Covid hit. All was going well, great press, wow what a fantastic reception taking visual art pieces to hand knotted rugs made in Nepal!
Well, I have them patiently waiting in a back storage room in a local design firm on the island. When I say back room, I mean total back room! Heat and humidity are a challenge for wool rugs not properly stored. Covid pandemic threw a monkey wrench into my rug business plans with a startup company, Abstract Road!
No problem, challenges are natural for artists. We learn to roll with the punches, roll on to whatever happens next. It is such an adventure! I got a little discouraged for a minute or two, then moved on. The biggest challenge then became, “How am I going to photograph these rugs to auction?”
As usual, I had to wait and find a way to do this. My photographer friend and her husband suggested we use the drone to photograph. Yes, I thought! I was also highly curious to see this photographic process and got really excited about watching the process. We did it out in the parking lot of the design firm on black landscape plastic. Not so fancy but very effective!
This is the process in the photos attached. I will also attempt to find and upload the drone photos. Cataloguing hundreds of photos lately to an external drive has been another challenge! Tedious tasks do not work well with my type of brain! Lots of work, this artist’s life and journey, often little compensation in terms of dollars. The process is the reward. Here’s to us all as we continue to create!