I haven't posted on my blog since April, when winter was still lingering. Now, summer is here and it is mid-June. It has been a productive few months: working from home on my production weaving, yard work, gardening, and a few reno projects on the school house. I start my seasonal full-time work with Parks Canada in two days, which means the pace of my life will speed up.
I have a few projects on the go this summer on top of working: I am a
participating artist for this year's Art in the Open festival in
Charlottetown; in my capacity as a board member with the PEI Crafts
Council I am organizing a juried craft exhibition for the end of
September; and I will be working on a new wall-hanging for a fibre
exhibition in Newfoundland about Gros Morne National Park.
This means I would like to keep an eye on my art practice and weaving to
make sure it doesn't get squeezed out because of full-time work.
So I am setting myself a challenge to make use of this blog in a way
that is easy and consistent: each day I will post one photo, with or
without commentary. This blog has been a great reflection tool for my
practice over the years, but I have recently got out of the habit of
using it, and after getting out of the habit, consistent postings seem
like a daunting task....but I can handle one photo a day.
....Some snaps for weaving projects from the last two months: Ikat Swedish Lace Scarves (cotton and dyed silk), and weaving cloth for sewing into zippered pouches (Gothic Cross pattern, cotton).