Tuesday, May 18, 2010


The little promotional parts of my show. Business cards, artist statement and price list.

Yes, those four red dots are the pieces that sold. Jennifer Mitchell, a local interior designer, and her husband bought all four and I couldn't possible be happier! I was so ecstatic but trying not to burst out crying all over her. It was so great!

And now I have enough money to start a studio. My parents, who are the very best ever (seriously), told me Thursday night after commencement that they are going to get me a loom for graduation. I know, right?! I cried. It was so awesome, too, my sisters wrote a little riddle for me in the card. Except, I thought it was just to be cute. Oh no, it was to be serious. A LOOM! Of my very own. With the money that I will get for the four panels (it would be so wonderful if the remaining three sold, too!) I can start my own tiny little weaving studio. For serious. I know just where my loom will go. I can't wait to start weaving all the time. In the morning, noon and night. Rain or shine, snow or sleet. Love.


French Press Knits said...

This is great news- so excited for you!

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Yay yay yay!! I'm wiping tears from my eyes right now. Congrats on the sale and on the loom and on all of your immensely hard work, Britt. You deserve all the good that comes your way.

Unknown said...

You are the best! I can't wait to visit you and the loom and your internship. I don't know when I'll be back in Michigan--maybe Coast Guard--but I'M SO EXCITED!

Laura said...

That is great!! How exciting! Looking forward to seeing you new loom and studio.

t does wool said...

that is fantastic news Brittany!!!!!

Jennifer said...


You made our days, nights, weeks and months. I have been searching and searching for the perfect thing to hang on the stairs in my home. I knew I wanted a textile, but couldn't find the right thing. As soon as Arthur and I saw your panels we knew we'd found the Holy Grail (cue triumphant music).

You really have no idea how hard I've been looking for something just right. Really. Can't emphasize that enough.

I'm so glad we could help you on your way to what is sure to be a brilliant career.

Meanwhile, stay tuned over at Design Hole. I'll be sure to post a series on the redesign of my hallway - with the grand finale being the installation of your beautiful and inspired artwork.

Brittany | the Home Ground said...

Thanks so much, everyone!!

Melynda, we will need to get together when I get back from Hawaii.

Lisa, you're too sweet, as usual! Thank you. I can't wait to start weaving :)

Zetty, you're the best!! I can't wait for you to come home. I hope it's sooner than CG :( COME HOME!!

Hi Laura! You will probably get sick of my new studio once I start obsessively posting pictures of it, ha!

Theresa, I agree, it is fantastic! I still can't really believe anything... So much at once!

Jennifer, I feel like we're a fairy tale! I'm so glad that we're both so happy. I can't wait to see them when they're in their new home. You guys are great! I will stay posted to your blog, too :) Which, by the way, I really like!

Eva said...

Hi Brittany! Congratulations and well done! It was great to follow your project and even better to see it finished with such triumph. And the loom... that's just beyond amazing! Can't wait to see where it takes you :)

Brittany | the Home Ground said...

Hi Eva! Thanks for such sweet words :) I can't wait to get my loom and start working. Not until June 24th though...

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow, wow, wow!!!

It all looks amazing. I remember my grad. show and I felt the same...just overwhelmed by all of the support from friends and visitors.

I'm so excited to hear more about your studio plans.

I thrilled to hear about your sales at the show. I know it seems odd and kind of anti-artistic, but in a way, to have another person buy your work is the ultimate compliment. It says not only that they like the work - see worth in it-- but also that you, as an artist, are worth supporting.

Congratulations, darling! And here is to more to come!

Love, Susy

Avalanche Looms / Susan Johnson said...

A loom for you. At last! I hope it will give you many years of creative weaving. I wonder what loom you decided on. It will be fun to see your studio set up.
Good work!

Brittany | the Home Ground said...

Yes Susan! It's coming next Thursday. We're starting to really get the space set up for it. My "studio" consists of a corner, but it works... mostly. Can't wait to start weaving again! And in my own home. I'm getting a Schacht 8-shaft Might Wolf. Small, but powerful!