I am lucky to have my studio on the farm. Maybe you can work on some smaller pieces. It is hard to change. It is exciting and scary at the same time. Lucky you that you can work in the garden. We aren't that far along in the year here. we had snow all day yesterday.
Sorry to hear you had to leave your studio. But I’m sure you’ll find a way to felt even with limited space, if not, go back to your studio since your the only one who occupies it. Good luck. Happy creating!
We are in very strange times. With a felting hat on: we took down our Shorelines exhibition 5 days early today as we were no longer enjoying it and felt it was time to bow out. The Map exhibition (which I covered in my blogs) has been cancelled; I’ve cancelled my next 2 workshops (end March & Mid May) and all other gatherings, exhibitions, social activities and plans are cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future. It’s a time for deep reflection and the pulling in of horns.
My good wishes go out to everyone that we stay well, find strength with those around us and emerge as well as we can from our current difficulties.
I’d be in favour of continuing to share any felt and fibre work we’re able to produce as a way of connecting and feeding whatever creativity we can find but I’d equally understand if people thought this was superficial given the problems that face us.
Where do people stand on this? Share work or shut down?
Share, share, share!
Without the internet this lock down would be intolerable. Chins up everyone!
So, as opinion seems to be keep sharing, here’s a piece I made recently in collaboration with my friends and fellow exhibitors. It’s an image of a local coastal landmark called ‘the Street’: a spit of gravel that juts into the sea and, as the name suggests, you can walk along as the tide goes out. Irene made the fused glass, I made the felt to fit it and Sue made the ceramic shells and sewed them onto the felt.
Unfortunately we had to close the exhibition early but I’m sure it will get another outing later in the year.
And here are some smaller pieces I stitched onto canvas. All 3 sold so I was pretty pleased about that! Normally I make larger pictures and frame them in custom made frames but it does mean they’re not cheap.
I made these in a strip then cut and finished each separately so I was able to sell them reasonably cheaply.
Lindsay, I love the collaboration piece. The three different types of work go together so well. And your smaller pieces are great. I always find it helps to have a variety of price points and sizes available.
I have been winding down the sale of the store. The sale closed yesterday so I am officially out of the retail business. Yay! It is a little bittersweet but I was ready and now there is an enthusiastic new owner who will continue selling handcrafted work in Whitefish, MT.
Now I will have more time for fiber art, another big Yay!
Everybody stay safe but I would love to see what everyone is doing and creating.
Yay! Don't you just love new beginnings? Onwards and upwards Ruth.