Saturday, September 18, 2010

I Love Saturdays!

Saturdays are the only days I seem to be able to carve out for the studio right now, but I make them pretty inviolate.  From 10a until 3p, you can find me there.  Sometimes earlier.  Not usually later.  My friends are always welcome to come by to visit or play-- I love having company while working.

Today is a mixed kind of day.  I need to put together more embellished purses for the museum store, but I also need to make a fabric skirt around my sink (it's a LONG sink-- eight feet long but four inches deep -- perfect for felting) to gussy the place up a bit for the open studio event the first weekend in November.

You are coming to the open studio November 6th or 7th, from noon to 5p, aren't you? 

Good.  It should be fun.  The Saxonville Studio artists are hosting an event where you can meet all of the artists and see their work.  Come see how we work in Saxonville's old mill complex.  It's a family-friendly event, and free!  More as we get closer to the date-- but please put it on your calendar now!

So, breakfast and then off I go!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Vacation Week is Over

My week of vacation is over, but I got a few pieces done in a few extra studio sessions.

I finished "Bird's Eye View of Tidal Pools" in needlefelt.  I'm torn on whether or not to wet-felt it.  I probably won't, as I like it the way it is now and am not sure how it would alter.

I started and finished "Roses at the Light", and am pleased with it as I was experimenting with various aspects of it.

And then tried a piece called "Winter Departs" with mixed wool and silk.

My sister joined me and made a gorgeous fossil coral and copper crystal necklace, bracelet, and earrings on copper.

Lunched with Colene, Michelle, Valarie and Elton and admired the shibori in progress.  Am looking forward to playing with them now and then, torturing silk and cotton with dyes and string and bleach.