How the Pay What You Wish Project came about
As part of my sewing practice, I’ve been incorporating the act of sewing small studies. These are textile pieces that are a way for me to play in a no pressure way. They help me to create space to explore new ideas, fall into the act of sewing and fuel my own creative practice.
There is no expectation of a full-sized quilt or design, there is no quilt pattern that needs to be written, and therefore no pressure on myself to head towards some end goal as a result.
I have found this process to be extremely fulfilling, and as you can imagine, I have quite a collection of these little 10 x 10 inch fabric sketches. As a way to connect with others in the creative community, I want to offer them in a Pay What You Wish sale occasionally through my site.
Week 4 Offering
How it Works
This project is also about sharing work with people who are inspired by it. Periodically, I will post several small studies, wrapped on gallery frames, to my Instagram feed only. If you love a piece and you’d like to have it in your life, submit an offer using the form below. Offer a price that feels good to you and also let me know why it resonates with you.
I know it can feel uncomfortable coming up with a price to offer, but I believe this form of exchange fosters a shared experience, and a way for both of us to connect, and any number that feels good to you is truly the right amount. If you have the means, consider an amount that makes you feel generous. If your resources are limited, please know that any amount that works for you is perfect.
I will take offers for 2 days and on the 3rd day, I will choose a recipient for each piece, and send an invoice. All payments will be through my website, and can be made with PayPal, or a credit card. Shipping will be a flat rate of $8 US or $29 international. Taxes will be charged if applicable.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or ideas - I’ll be figuring this out as I go. I hope you’re as excited about this new creative opportunity as I am. I can’t wait to see which pieces you gravitate towards, and where I will go throughout this project! A huge thank you to Victoria Vanderlaan who runs a Pay What You Wish that supports accessible access to art to anyone who wants it regardless of their economic status. Her generosity and support in helping me to get going on this project are deeply appreciated.