I'm happy to say that I'm back in the studio and excited about my work and the upcoming year. I've been working on some new wall pieces that are somewhat new territory for me. I'll be combining shibori dyeing and embroidery along with the felting on these pieces. Making wall pieces forces me to think about what I'm doing in a different way and gives me the freedom to experiment and spend more time on individual pieces
In addition I'll be starting an online felt clothing course with Fiona Duthie on February 1st which promis...
After moving this year and spending all of my time creating work for the craft shows I was in by the end of December I was pretty burnt out. So I've taken a bit of time off to relax. The holidays were busy and just lovely I'm happy to say. I saw many good friends - old and new. The extremely cold weather made it hard to spend time in my studio as our heating system couldn't keep it warm enough with the below zero temperatures. Consequently I have spent a lot of time in a comfy big green chair next to the gas fire working...
Okay so I've already blown it as a blogger as it has been awhile since I've posted anything. I'm almost ready to do another show- Craft Boston Holiday- and I still haven't posted this photo from Craft Westport. This is a photo of Mette Gaardbo of MBG Design looking fabulous in one of my shawls that perfectly matches a piece of her polymer clay jewelry. Check out her work here: www.MBGdesign.com
This was from a couple of days ago when I was setting up the studio for taking shots of my new work. After the photos were taken I weighed, measured and tagged each piece to get ready for Craft Westport. Now it's time to organize everything to load up the Subaru!
I've been an artist for almost all of my life but for security reasons I always worked part or full-time at another job to pay the bills.
With the support of my husband I decided to let go of my fear and insecurity (as much as possible!) and to put my artwork front and center.
In order to help pay for this big change, I sold my loft in Boston and moved with my husband and Rusty the Wonderdog to the coast of Maine. We found an old farmhouse that has a large room with running water in the back of the house that will be my new...
After months of packing and unpacking we're finally pretty much settled in and I am working hard to get ready for some big crafts shows coming up. It's wonderful to have a bigger space where I can felt and dye all in one place!