I am back. Our move out to California has had a much longer settle in time than I would ever have imagined possible. My life was pretty much in a holding pattern for the first 3 1/2 months out here. Among other challenges, I was never able to fully unpack and my dyeing workspace never materialized. I don’t want to dwell on the drama of it, but we have moved for a second time. We are now in a great place, my work areas are functional and I am ready to get on with living and making some art.
I had been working on cave pieces prior to all of this life upheaval, but am feeling very drawn to making things with nature images right now. Making things that reconnect me to a feeling of peace seem just right. I am busy screening pieces with vat dye and will steam my pieces at the end of the week.
I have been spending time at a great local studio: A Work of Heart and took a resin class. I’ll be experimenting with using this new resin to incorporate mixed media into my pieces. I’ll post pictures.
Thanks for sticking with me!