I get lots of calls each week from people I don’t know. Some of them are journalist colleagues wanting to interview me for a piece they are writing. Others are color colleagues who want to ask a question about a product. Some are potential customers for The Trend Curve™ or potential clients who are considering our trend team for a special consulting project or a seminar. But on Friday I had a very unusual call that fit none of these categories.
My call was from Roger Lamb, who began our conversation by assuring me that we are not related (but who knows…maybe we are?). Roger rang me up from Brisbane, Australia because his mother had seen an article—either something I had written or a piece where I was interviewed—that mentioned my thoughts about Egyptian design elements. His 70-some year old mother saw it in August of this year, but unfortunately I don’t remember the reference myself.
She created a tapestry of Queen Nerfertiti in 1980. This petti point piece, worked in Coates Tapestry Wood with gold metallic threads for jewels, won first prize at the Eurobodalla Show in 1983. It was never shown again but kept in storage all these years until she read something I mentioned about Egyptian design elements.
Now she is interested in selling the piece so her son, Roger, phoned me to see if I had any idea where she might offer such a piece. I really have no idea but maybe someone reading this might, and if you do, you might email Roger Lamb at firstname.lastname@example.org
Be jeweled Queen Nefertiti Tapestry, professionally framed by a gallery in New South Wales, Australia in 1982, is pictured at left. It measures 31.5cm x 44cm unframed and 36cm x 50cm in its gilded frame.
Of course, I do not benefit at all if Roger sells his mother’s tapestry. But since he took the time to call from Brisbane, perhaps we can direct him to his next step. Can anyone help?