Note: I’ll have a separate post on Friday about the Give-Away, so be sure to check back!
This has not been a week that tidily fits into a focused blog post. I’m working on several projects that are longer term, so there may not be a lot to show from week-to-week.
I am soooo excited about my upcoming new studio!
It’s probably going to end up somewhere between this….
And this…oh wait, that’s my current “studio”!
I need to do some planning and dreaming for this new studio:
I’ve inventoried my current spaces and their dimensions.
I’ve created a wish list of what I want.
I’ve begun to think about my surfaces and storage solutions-not that I have much stuff….
I’ve thought about what art work I will put up in there.
I’ve been researching colors for the walls and my design wall.
I’m dreaming about what Life will be like After The New Studio. Hah-new acronym-Life After The New Studio-LATNS! It surely will be easier to create-everything will be in one room. Do I even need to leave? I plan to have a bed, comfy chair and half bath-I may just live there! And imagine, if I can’t sleep, I can just slip into my studio and create! I’ll even bet my thighs will be thinner, I’ll lose weight and world peace will ensue!!
And I did something absolutely shameless this week-I submitted a piece to Houston for consideration into the World of Beauty (the juried show). I won’t give it away, but after July 16 when the Finalists are announced, I will show you what I entered and WHY it is absolutely shameless that I entered that! And if I jury in, I will have a story to tell. Is that a tease or what?
I’m also in the midst of a longer term project that needs to be completed and photographed by the end of July. I’m really excited about this piece! I won’t reveal it until it shows in……Brazil! You can see a video of the 2013 show here to give you an idea. I’m really excited to be invited by Deda Maldonado to be a part of the show.
This piece is part of my black and white drought-tolerant plant series. So I’ll start out with white sateen on front and black sateen on the back. I’ll prepare the background with the intense wavy quilting I’ve done on my previous pieces. This one is much larger-30″ x 60″.
Yes, I know this does not look exciting. But, after living in this home for 15 years, we finally fixed the air conditioning system so that the “upstairs room” is actually comfortable. Our home is single-story except for this one small room upstairs. The air conditioning system was never properly designed for this space so it could be 90 degrees up here before the a/c would kick in.
After looking at all kinds of solutions, we decided to bite the bullet. We had the system redesigned to properly heat and cool this room. And as I write this, in the late afternoon, I am actually NOT sweating a river! Sometimes it’s the small things….
And lastly, our little Basset Boy did pass on May 21st. He had a wonderful life. I keep hearing this song in my head. Remember this one? Check out this 1972 video from Soul Train:
I’ll be hooking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Friday. And don’t forget to check back in tomorrow for the winner of Sherri L. Wood’s The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously.