Summer means there are always one, two, or three boys within throwing distance–it does slow me down, but that is not necessary a bad thing.
I managed to put my primitive but perfect McCarthy studio together. I’ll share a full blog post about this space in the near future. What would your off-the-grid garage studio look like if you had one? This is what mine looks like.
I lost my camera battery charger! This makes creating an image journal for the week challenging. I managed to take the studio photos before my camera died. Being out in McCarthy there wasn’t much I could do about it.
One of the things I love about summer is reading. I am on a very good streak right now. I finally finished A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. It is such a beautiful, sad, intelligent book. I wish that I had not started and stopped the book so many times. The characters move in and out of the narrative spotlight, and I found it hard to remember them all. If you know you are going to be able to read 600+ pages in a timely fashion, I highly recommend this book.
I am deep into May We Be Forgiven by A. M. Homes. I love a good twisted messed up family drama, and this totally fits the bill. Plus it is darkly funny. This kind of book always makes me feel so normal–as in I must not be that crazy. I would never do THAT.
Leaving for McCarthy just 48 hours after the kids got out of school meant I left a lotta loose ends in Anchorage. I’m doing a very small presentation for the Alaska State Council on the Arts this week as well as orchestrating the rest of the summer.
I am still filling in the gaps in my Me Made Wardrobe. Surprisingly, I have mostly continued to wear only clothing I have made even though it is now June. I won’t lie–I am super glad to be wearing jeans again. I promise a full wrap up of Project EveryDay and my participation in Me Made May very soon. In the meantime, I prepped several new clothing projects.
Another pair of leggings out of this great striped ponte using my hand drafted pattern.
Today, I finally puzzled out where my camera charger was. I had left it at the Captain Cook Hotel when I stayed there for the Alaska State Council on the Arts Convergence at the beginning of May. It was still there, and I picked it up today.
While I was out in McCarthy, we had new flooring installed in my studio here in Anchorage. This has been much anticipated event in my life. Things are not completely back in place, but here is a sneak peak. I will never kill another vacuum.
How is your summer? Are you getting more reading than sewing done? Is your garden in place? Do you have a new favorite summer cocktail? I’m all ears.