One of the things I'm enjoying about this visual blog project is observing the difference in natural light at the studio. I had a lot of sun streaming in which was beautiful but made it hard to weave as it was quite blinding. This is not a complaint.
For those who don't know me, I share studio space with a very talented floral design (Forage & Bloom) so there is always beautiful plant life hanging around the studio. On the right, a little experiment that I'm eager to explore further.
The colour palette for a new commission. My love for grey runs deep and has for many years. Although I don't work with grey very often in my own work anymore, I still am drawn to the grey scale and feel that it will make an appearance again.
The loom is all warped for a new commission. The studio walls are full but not for long. Many of those weavings will be on display at The Garden in Strathecona for a couple of months.
This series was previously on display at The Roundhouse as part of a group textile show organized by local tapestry artist (and a mentor of mine) Ruth Jones. It's been nice having them in the studio. This series has marked a shift in my personal work and I'm eager to continue exploring. This new work is really like woven meditations for me.
Always piles of things around the studio as I try to figure out how to organize things.
I'm feeling very inspired by this palette.
And this soft palette
Today is a planning day for me. I have an ongoing project that needs attention and some new work that is in the planning stages.
Also, what is happening in the world? I thought that maybe I wouldn't include anything like that here but it's so hard to ignore. Between what's happening in the US and the latest climate change report, I just don't know. I recently read a children's book to my daughter about how to help the world and basically what it came down to was that little things matter. The efforts you make, they matter. I will focus on this.