Wow. It’s been months since I’ve written a post here. I have been enjoying the mini-posting over at my Tumblr blog, but I gotta say – I kinda miss writing more than a sentence or two.
It’s not that I haven’t thought about it, but I just feel as if it takes too much time to write out a proper blog post complete with photos. In actuality, it doesn’t take all that much time. . .
SO. I feel that the best way to approach a new blog post is to just share what’s been going on in the last few weeks instead of trying to remember everything between this post and the previous one. I’ve got great news, good news, and bad news to share in this one so try to keep up!
Bad news (let’s just get it out of the way, shall we?)
I’ve closed down Spinning Colors. I’m pretty sad about it, but it wasn’t doing well because I don’t currently have time to dedicate to the shop to keep it stocked and current. There is still plenty of dyeing going on around here, but it’s just all personal for now. The decision isn’t set in stone, but for the time being, it is the right thing to do.
I want to say that I really really appreciate all the support that I’ve gotten from folks over the last couple years, and you have driven and inspired me in ways I can’t describe in words.
I got a job. It sort of came out of the blue one day, but I’m pretty stoked about it! I’m working in retail, and I’m surprised at how much I like it right now. I can be sure that I’ll have a paycheck, I don’t get filthy (as I did when working around food), and the people I work with are awesome. Can’t beat that!
First – Monster is rocking the school scene. He’s a quick learner and has been doing great with reading and homework, and currently has multiple “best friends” (meaning every friend he has is his best friend). So cute!
Granted, it’s only kindergarten, but I’m really glad that it has made such a great impression on him because he’ll likely carry his good attitude about school throughout high school. . . at least that’s what I’m hoping for. ;)
Second – I’ve had my work put up in multiple shows this past fall! I had two photos selected for a photography show, and 2 felt pieces selected for a fiber art show. I’m pretty excited about all of it!
Here is a video by Bobby Scheidemann of the most recent show (fiber) called Gallimaufry. Don’t know what that is? I didn’t either at first, but according to my dictionary.com app it means: 1.) a hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley. 2.) a ragout or hash.
I’m gonna go with #1.
The piece is titled “Grounded”. Materials are handmade felt and yarn. As with a lot of my work, there is embedding going on in this piece (the yarn in this case). The spiral created by the yarn is a really bold form, but overall, the piece is really subtle. I really love this one.
Well, that’s the update for now! Hope everyone has great holiday. :)