Sunday. studio. silk embrace

New Studio at Home

the move from my great studio in town was harder then I had anticipated.
working from home again has been lovely.
when I left for town 2 years ago, I gave my home studio space to my husband,
convinced him to move up from the basement.
and gave the unfinished basement to our adolescent boys.

I simply couldn't ask for it back.
so I took over the dinning room.
and if truth be told, I love it.
it is wide open and glorious.

during the day, it is all mine.
in the evening it is still all mine,
but I get to work in the company of my family.
as they walk back and forth between the kitchen and their rooms
they stop to say hi, converse and hug

the sewing area is in the basement with the boys.
they gave me a wall and shelf space.
this is all suppose to be temporary,
until we can build an out building later on in the year.
but if truth be told,
i am loving it just where i am.

Textile Paints 
A project for the book

I'm getting ready to do my first wholesale show on the 21 of this month. I'll be in Baltimore for the Rosen show. I am sharing a 10 by 15 foot booth with 2 other artists. We'll share the ride down and hotel fees. So it will not be a wildly expensive venture. Thank goodness.

I've been working hard. Doing a lot of overtime, trying to think about my product in a different way.

Today is Sunday morning. The boys are in Boulder with my Dad anad Step Mom. Alan is busy at home, fixing up his new music room (my old home based studio). I am in the studio and enjoying every minute of it.

I love being in the studio on Sundays, when only ghosts are in town. I feel like I have steeled away. I'm finishing up the last of the 50 beaded and gathered shawls I designed a few weeks ago. I am calling it the "Silk Embrace". Actually, all the beading will happen tomorrow and on Tuesday. Today, I will also start dying silk velvet and silk charmeuse for a new scarf I am calling the "Velvet Twist".

The studio is a disaster!! Clean up is scheduled for tomorrow morning! I have friends coming to help with the beading, so I had better get my act together.