Catching up….since my last post more about 18 months ago, in spite of a crazy schedule with lots of interruptions, I have had some time to:
- Spin. When completely overwhelmed with life, my favorite thing to do is spin. It’s wonderfully soothing to an exhausted soul.
I also had the fortune of acquiring a Schacht Matchless spinning wheel which I dreamed about having for a long time. (Thank you Pam!)
2. I learned some tapestry techniques! Rebecca Mezoff teaches the most amazing online tapestry classes and I feel so blessed to be one of her students! The is one of my first projects using some of those techniques. I also going the American Tapestry Alliance. So much inspiration…so little time!
3. As I did commit to do one craft show last year, I did spend some time at the loom…my version of saori weaving. A 10/2 pearl cotton warp….tencel weft. Clasped weft technique.
4. I’m currently enrolled in Rebecca’s online Color class and learning some more tapestry techniques. I’m only about 1/2 way through the class so I’ll be posting more about tapestry in the future!
And now, some of my guild friends and I are embarking on dye studies, a once a month meeting to share, build, and gain confidence using different dyes and techniques. But more on that later….
Oh! Last but certainly not least, I took Jane Dunnewold‘s wonderful Creative Strength Training online class least autumn. What an amazing experience! Below are a few examples of some of the work from that class:
Jane and Zenna, her daughter, also set up a Facebook a CST Summer Camp experience on Facebook using her CST prompt card deck. Another wonderful experience!
There have been many changes in the past 18 months. The passing of a dear family member along with several friends tossed us into an emotional upheaval followed by another family member’s illness, more passings, and finally our own illness…some sort of flu that lasted almost 2 months. (Or could it have been total mental exhaustion?)
I decided during these events that it was time to make some changes my own life and so I retired from office work. And along with this retirement, the search begins for a new home.
The resolve? To find that home, to spend more time in the studio, to spend lots of time looking inward, to give back, and to use this space as a place to record and share what I learn along the way. I hope you’ll join me and begin a journey of your own.