Time has flown by the last several months, and I did not meet my announced deadline of the end of September (to start my blog) for several very good reasons. We went to Germany to visit our daughter in the beginning of September and I ended up getting sick the day after I arrived…! By the time I got home, I had to go to the ER only to discover I had pneumonia. Needless to say the month of October has been spent on recovering my health and doing production for the Spring 2012 Collection for the designer I collaborate with. I am now finished with production, and I am feeling free to move back into creating my own new work. I will be opening up my studio the first weekend in December, (December 3rd and 4th) for a year end studio sale. I have been playing around with a new fabric that is a wool lace knit. It’s very light weight, warm, and stretchy…it is yielding some interesting results…I also received in the mail the kid mohair fleeces of “Bert and Ernie” twin angora goats that reside on my sister-in-law’s ranch in Montana. Since I live on Sesame Street (no kidding) It seems appropriate that Bert and Ernie come here. I will wash them up with loving care and mix them with my ultra fine merino wool (also produced with loving care in my area) and some silk fiber for a blend that is truely beautiful to behold, to touch and to wear next to the skin….
I have taken some photos of my processes as I have been working, both on production and and my own felting process. I hope to be posting some of those very soon. I hope that some of you in my area will consider coming to my studio sale, I will send out an e-mail notification to all of you whose e-mail I have about 2 weeks before the event. I am also sending some pieces to a fabulous trunk show in Houston, Texas for that first week in December as well.
The other things I have been working on, is that I will finally have a label to put into my art pieces. This has been a long time coming, something I have “wrestled” with for many years, because I wanted something different from all the labels out there…so, I had the label company “weave” a photograph of my shibori…it was not easy, but I think I have managed to create a label that will be my “symbol”…. they should arrive next week and I will photo one and put it here for all to see. The final thing is that one of the wonderful things that happened while I was in Germany, was that I had a photo shoot with a talented young photographer named Cailin Powell and an equally talented and lovely model/photographer named Eva Duve Creel. The resulting photos are fabulous and I hope to have them up within the next 2 weeks.
I just want to say thank you for having patience with me and I hope to blog here once a week as I learn more about this process…. being an introverted newbie to all this electronic communication is somewhat daunting, but I am working hard to overcome my resistance to it…LOL…(it is important to spend lots of time laughing out loud!)