Friday, November 24, 2006

In the Studio

I moved into my studio this week. I'm sharing with a woman who designs costumes for film and TV. She is letting me share her cutting table - oh joy!! Uncluttered horizontal surfaces are a rarity in my life and this one's a beauty! It's 8' x 10', bigger than it looks in this picture.

I have room for my loom, and the wall of fabric. it's so good to have the fabric on view, rather than going through boxes everytime I'm looking for a particular piece.

Power's a little dodgy, there's only two outlets, but I haven't blown any fuses yet.

Now I just have to get busy sewing. So far, the space seems very conducive to work - there are many artists in the building and it's got a good vibe, (as we say out here on the west coast).
And here's a random bit - while cleaning, I found an apron I picked up at a rummage sale. I'm not much of an apron person, but i just love the colour combination.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Just a Quickie - Indoors and Out

Yesterday I installed the mizrah in my client's apartment. It hangs on the easternmost wall, above the bed. This photo doesn't quite capture the true colour of the wall (more of a burnt sienna), but I think the mizrah looks pretty great anyway.

The same client had purchased The Blazing World series and installed it in the waiting room of his office. I hear that it has been a hit both with partners and clients. It is very gratifying to have my work out in the world, too much of it languishes in storage.

This last picture shows the colour and texture of my autumn garden. I snapped it during a sunny break, in between the torrential downpours we've been having here on the West Coast.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Getting Cozy

The fall rains have come to Vancouver in full force. This calls for warm woollies, and fortuitously I finished Arisaig just in time. I was so happy with how it turned out - it fits really well, and is just the right weight. You can find the pattern here, and meet the designer, the charming Ysolda Teague, here).

Then, yesterday, as I was hurrying along West 4th to Granville Island, I saw these slippers in the window. I did something totally out of character. My brain was flooded with messages of MUST HAVE NOW and I went in and bought the last pair in my size. I just love them, and am trying to ignore the fact that they are made in China. They can be found at Acorn Earth.