Did a brief studio tour prior to cleaning and organizing! I should be done hopefully come Sunday evening. You can view the video here: https://www.patreon.com/kbaxterpackwood I’m jonesing to get some stitching time in now that the temperatures are dropping into a more comfortable zone.
I didn’t get much done clean up wise in my studio, the past four days due to my asthma flaring up and pretty bad. I made the mistake in going out in the extreme cold (6F with a -12F) without my Vogmask. See that 6F was a whole lot warmer than the previous day when it was -23F and that wasn’t the windchill.
So I spent the past few days enjoying my favorite magazines, let there be turquoise, and reading cookbooks.
I’m taking an online class over that the Jeanne Oliver Network studying Impressionist Berthe Morisot and I seem to have forgotten how to draw. So back to the table to practice, practice, practice.
I’m back to using my pan pastels again, love them just don’t love having them strewn out all over my work surface. I need a storage system/container for these little beasts.
Cleaning didn’t happen today, I had a pretty severe asthma attack that required a breathing treatment. I am feeling better now and am considering taking a silk paper pod apart that I made back in the 90’s. If I do so I’ll be sure to post photos of the pod pre and post disassembly.
My studio is a disaster zone, it used to be a pleasant well organized space not so much anymore.
So I’ve decided to make February ‘One thing a Day’ month, where I work on one area or project each day devoting the entire day to that task. I figure if I do this each day then my studio will be a pleasant well organized space once again.
Who wants to join me?
Making headway in the main studio, my sewing machine if finally on my sewing table once again!
The marigold dye vat is looking gross, tomorrow I’ll be adding a heater and an air bubbler to the vat.
Lots of stuff to accomplish in the next two weeks like finish cleaning my studio and the family room, and getting my office and the dining room dealt with as well. I’m turning my office into a weaving and spinning room (I have several looms).
I’ve decided that unless a body of work I’m working on requires hand spun or hand woven fabrics that weaving and spinning are now officially relegated to the land of “that’s my hobby” so I will have a creative outlet that doesn’t also have the pressure of needing it to make income as well, this is very important for one’s creative mental health.
I’ve been hankering to do some beadwork but unfortunately me beads are blocked off by a pile of stuff that needs to be dealt with, there are days when I wish I could clone myself times three to get it all done!