It’s been a whirlwind couple of months! I left Chicago on August 4th with my 2 dogs and drove about 2200 miles over the next 3 days to reach San Jose. We spent the next 9 days living with a bed and plastic utensils and paper plates. The movers delivered our stuff on August 15th. Since then, I have managed to get mostly unpacked, but we are still waiting for our garage to be built before we can unpack all of the stuff that we had in the basement of out old place. I am hoping that will go up in the next week or so.
My sewing room is set up, but I don’t yet have a place to dye or paint fabric, so I haven’t really started any new work. I also can’t find a regular sized USB cord, so can’t upload all the pictures I’ve been taking with my phone. I am going out to buy one this week!
I did manage to take a class at a great art studio in my neighborhood- A Work of Heart It’s got equipment/classes for everything from stamping to dyeing fabric, to precious metal clay, including a class I signed up for in cyanotype printing on fabric The place has a great vibe and really nice people. I am sure to be a regular there.
I also joined the Contemporary Quilters Fiber Artists group. This is a group of extremely talented people that do lots of surface design techniques. I am sure to learn a ton from them.
To top it off, I went to the regional meeting of the Surface Design Association today as well. It met at artist Judith Content’s home, which is a work of art in itself. This is a group working and teaching in all aspects of surface design. Applications include anything from weaving to designing fabric, to felt vessels. You name it. Very inspiring!
I learned about a really cool company today as well called Spoonflower. Seems like everyone but me knows about this. For what I think is a pretty good price, you can upload an image and they will custom print it onto fabric. Amazing! Like inkjet printing you do at home, but on a much larger scale.
More later and I’ll have pictures!!!!