Sooooooo much going on! Wow! I honestly don't even know where to start! This year has been absolutely the busiest I've ever been in my life! :) I have roughly 15 handwoven items in my possession! I seriously can't even believe that! I look at my inventory and just say...."wow"....with a long pause before and after. My dear friend Lynn from New Prospect Pottery and I have grabbed the show bull by the horns and ran with it. Teaming up has been wonderful, to say the least! .........there's someone there to watch the table when you have to use the little girls room;)
With that being said, it's time to make more! :) The one major thing I've learned through this season is that time management is essential. Being over scheduled and tired is not conducive to productivity! So, I'm currently in the processes of finding my balance........and including more of the work that I love.......the design that puts me at ease.........or as some put it......my zen. Which is a term I had to look up. It apparently refers to a type of religious meditation...........I think they have me pegged! This was realized in my abrupt move! Who moves in one day!!?!??!?!? I've always done it a piece at a time.....here a little there a little. In the one day move, it put me out of weaving, spinning, and design commission for almost a week. Lock me up! Put me in a straight jacket and throw away the key if I can't do what I was made to do! :) By the way.....the move was planned.....I just thought I would move over a two week period. Thanks to well organized friends, I was out in one day. So two Honda Civics and a van and I was packed and moved in one day.......ok ok.....maybe not 'packed' but close enough.....who needs boxes anyway?! ....thanks Vanessa;) ox!
The new studio, which is still not all together, is located in my hometown. I'm thrilled to be back on 'this side of the mountain' and in such a lovely community. The studio should be open by appointment only after the first of the year. Doing show locally has shown me that there is an interest in this ancient yet modern art......people want to see how it's done:) And although I don't need an open all day access point for my work, I'm looking forward to live demonstrations:)
So...in a nutshell that's about it! I'm dearly sorry for not posting any pictures. I always feel like that's the best part! See ya next time!