Tuesday. There’s still a lot of packing to do for the upcoming workshops but most of the organizing is done. I still have a couple of days to focus. My time has been given to the studio, finishing up some things, preparing work to ship, making treats for the participants at Fabrications and Textile Evolution.
Another in the “Little Rooms” series has sold and will ship tomorrow. That work seems to resonate with people.
“little rooms: talking to myself”
The series began as a way of processing a difficult time but transformed into somethings else. I thought it would be used up by now but more pieces keep coming along. Even the newest studio work (the “mapping memory” mixed media pieces) is closely related to the little rooms. Everything flows.
in the garden:
The black hollyhocks finally bloomed! I want more more more, with white and the palest pink variations all mixed in the beds, set off by those wonderful deep reds that have done so well this year… it’s time for planning and keeping track again. hollly hocks are such an old fashioned flower. They remind me of my grandmother’s gardens.
Four O’Clocks are blooming in pots and along the foundation in the front. These are wonderful color as the light changes . With our shade patterns these days, they bloom most of the day.
Later this fall, if time permits , I can plot out color for next year, actually design what I want to see and when. 20 years ago, when I began gardening in this space, I did exactly that but life changes, gets busy. Many Springs and Autumns have seen me away from home and garden. Things go wild, volunteers take over, plants live out their cycles and the mini climates change over a decade or so. This year will be a good opportunity to catch up – assuming the weather holds and I don’t get obsessed by the studio work.