It was a down on my knees scrubbing, up on a ladder dusting and everything in between week of cleaning, cleaning and cleaning. Here is my studio last week.
And here is the zen clean studio of this week. Every year, I tell myself I won’t let my studio go to the weeds, but I do. I am trying to reprogram myself to be completely annoyed by mess. Clean is so beautiful.
I think everyone had a good time at this year’s fundraiser. The numbers have not been tabulated yet, but it looks like we raised more than four thousand dollars for the Wrangell Mountains Center.
This money will be used to run quality arts, science, and environmental educational programming out in the Wrangells. If you want to see a complete list of our programing for the summer season, you can by clicking here.
Last year we had canning workshops with master gardener Mark Vail. Who also just happens to have woven the tapestry in the background. Amazing.
After all that cleaning, it felt good to get back into the studio and sew. One of these skirts is made of rayon and spandex by MAX STUDIO the other is made of black Italian wool jersey drafted and stitched by ME. Can you tell which is which?
I made one of these for Jessica for Object Runway.
The Alaska State Council on the Arts Statewide Arts and Culture Conference Latitude: 2014 Arts Convergence is next week. I am a partner artist for this event. What does that mean? Well, I will try and tell you in the next few days, but I will give you a little hint now. It involves a sewing machine.
Are we ready for May and the launch of Project EveryDay? I think I am. I think I am.