Tuesday, July 19, 2011

still here

In the last two weeks, I have been absent from many things that have made up my daily routine for the last few years, including the creation of blog posts. I started my contract with Parks Canada on July 6th and just finished my second week of work. My contract will run until October 3, giving me just enough time to weave like a mad woman until craft fairs start. I am working at Green Gables National Historic Site, in the heart of all things touristy on PEI: Cavendish (I found this great article in the Atlantic that's worth a read and offers good insight into the context within which my job is based). It's about a half hour drive each way to work, but the staff at Green Gables have organized a very effective car pool, so I only actually drive about once a week. The biggest adjustment has been to simply adjust to full-time employment. I have been self-employed for so long that the first few days of work were kind of anxious - not because the work is "difficult" but because I was mentally adapting to the reality that I am not self-directed for those 40 hours a week of my working life. But, after two weeks, I feel like I'm in the swing of things and am much more comfortable, though trying to get all the things done that I would like to get done on my days off can be a challenge.

Last night I finally got around to doing some dyeing after getting my inventory cleaned out by four new shops that are carrying my work this summer...nice to be outside in the evening sunshine, doing what I know how to do by heart. See the side bar on the left for a re-vised list of shops that are carrying my scarves right now.

I'm heading to the schoolhouse later today to start setting up a project on my loom. The space is so wonderful and this Saturday will be the grand opening (Saturday, July 23rd, 1pm, North Milton Schoolhouse, 697 Rustico Rd. PEI). Looking forward to spending at least an afternoon there each week, working on my Cranbrook loom. I'll take some photos of the lovely space today so I can post them here....

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful garden. It is full of nature. I would love to visit this garden. It is really beautiful. Keep sharing!

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