Yesterday I had a very exciting meeting with Susan of Hula Juice Bar on Victoria Street. Ooh la la. We both left the meeting feeling utterly ecstatic about our plan for August.
You may be thinking ‘But wait, Cassandra. Aren’t you preparing for a show for Urban Outfitters in August?’ And to this question I would say ‘Why yes, thank you so much for remembering that. It means quite a lot, actually. So what’s going to happen is that I’m exhibiting in two, yes TWO, different venues in August.’ And then you may want to follow that up with ‘But Cassandra, what about print and textile market saturation? Aren’t you afraid that people are going to get a little annoyed/sick of seeing your work all over the place?’ And to this I would respond ‘Insteresting that you should say that as I had that same worry myself. With that said, both shows are going to be entirely different. Urban Outfitters works will feature a completely different type of architecture treated with different types of fabrics and stitching whilst the show at Hula will be based on architecture around the Grassmarket. I will be bringing in another element to the Hula exhibition works, an element that I cannot wait to start experimenting with as I feel this is going to take my work in an interesting direction.’
I hope that you will be able to find time in your busy August schedules to see them both. As I mentioned, the work is going off in one direction for UO and in quite another direction for Hula. I think that I shall be busy the next few months experimenting and developing my current style. I am so thrilled at the prospect.
It’s better to grow than stagnate.