Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Goodbye to Summer

After the slow days of summer, I feel the familiar impatience with myself for all the things I didn't accomplish now that Fall is almost here. In New Mexico the days are still warm but the cool, crisp mornings are a sure sign that the season is changing and it's time to get my newest designs shipped off.

The last three weeks have found me in the studio almost every day setting up the loom, weaving, cutting off the fabric, and setting it up again -- then a week of sewing, sewing and more sewing. My newest creations have been tagged and now are almost ready to go. A sigh of relief and oh, so many new ideas and so little time to accomplish them all.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Coneflower Again!

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

~ralph waldo emerson

And with that in mind, I move forward with my newest version of the coneflower photo in my kaleidoscope series. I'm so in love with this piece, I can hardly stand it! You can be sure this is the beginning of many more of these. Now if I could only find someone who loves to sew silk charmeuse!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back in my studio . . .

. . . and it feels so good!

My move is complete, although there are still many boxes to unpack and things to do at home. It feels really great to be back at work in my creative space again where I can temporarily forget all the work still to be done in my new living space.

Last weekend I had a visit from my daughter, Brooke and her friend, Marley. We took a quick day trip to Santa Fe where I visited "Handwoven Originals" in the shops at the Inn of the Loretto. It was fun showing them my handwoven items hung for display in a real boutique. This is me in the picture wearing my short version of the new flax blend shibori fabric vest. They liked this one there, so one of the next warps on my loom will be more of these vests in several colors.