I'm just plugging away here in baby-land...trying my best to keep up with things and so, of course my poor blog gets neglected yet again. I'm going to stop feeling bad about this and just accept that this is the way it's going to be for the next little while.
A few things:
I'm slowly (very slowly) trying to get back on my loom. My studio is all set up and the next few projects are planned and on their way. I don't have to tell you (or maybe I do) how difficult it can be trying to get anything done with a little baby around. The only time I get lately, is when she goes to bed for the night but she never stays asleep so I have to go in and soothe her quite often. She's sweet, cute and playful but she's not a good sleeper this far. I've just accepted this and try to work as best I can.
Another thing: Are you on instagram? I am, have been for a while. Mostly I just like looking at other people's pictures. Sometimes I do add some myself. If you want to follow me, here is the link http://instagram.com/dreamyisabel When I do post, it's mostly of textiles, my sweet little baby and food. So if you like those things, go on over there.
More things: I also have a very neglected facebook page that I post to every once in a while. Mostly about my own work and other textile art related things. So head on over there if you are interested. I try to post different things to all of these places...it's not the most efficient way to create an online presence but I find it annoying when I follow someone's blog and other things and when they post, I get the post 4 or 5 different times. I get why this is done, I just don't like it as a reader so I'm trying not to do that.
The next thing I would like to talk to about is The Silk Weaving Studio. I currently manage the online shop...we call it a monthly market where we post a small collection of weavings available for purchase. So if you're a fan of the studio's work, head on over to our big cartel shop. I am still an associate of the studio but I don't weave much for it these days as I'm trying to get my own work up and going again. But one day I will be in their studio again. In the meantime, I get to sell online, which I love doing.
Something that's coming up in June for the studio is our show called Material + Culture. We're super excited about this one. We're letting the material and the places they are from inspire our work. We're going to have a nice mix of work and some guest artists too. Do you know about Sanjo Silk? They are our supplier at the studio (and my own personal supplier of yarn for all my work). They have the BEST selection of silk and silk blend yarns. Really.
And there it is, this is what I'm spending my time on aside from hanging out with my babe.
PS below is a picture of one of the looms at the Silk Weaving Studio. This warp is for shawls and fabric. It has over 1000 threads and 20+ hand dyed colours. All this before we even start weaving.