Sunday, October 30, 2011

Design Wall is Up!

The design wall is up and there is something up on it for consideration. I wasn't sure how to do the stitching on this but now I have some thoughts on it.

The old house has been turned over to the new owners. Today I mowed my lawn, it took about 20 minutes plus 10 minutes of raking. Considerably less than the two and a quarter hours of mowing the old place took.

The horsey princess got a visit and some stall cleaning. I hemmed curtains for the living room and my bedroom so the place looks lived in. I need curtains for the spare room but it's not my priority.

The Best of Ohio Show is at the Kent State University gallery until November. I saw the show at the Ohio Craft Museum and as always it is a good show. I'm not saying that because I have 2 pieces in it but because there is something of everything, jewelry, ceramics, glass, mixed media, etc. Worth a trip to see it if you live in northern Ohio. This week is our TAA board meeting and a talk by Sandy Shellenberger about the creative life. We will find out how our fund raiser did at the meeting.

All of which leaves someone needing a tummy rub. This is the usual pose. Most Corgis look at the world upside down.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


emptied studio

studio day 1
boxes in foreground were in the studio space which is actually the dining room

studio the next morning

the wall on the right will be the design wall, I need to get some insulation panels to put up, next week. Today was rainy and windy.

Here is the sunnier view, machines are up!

I lucked out Tuesday morning the movers were there at 8:15am. The assistant was at doggy day care or doggy doom as she calls it. By 2pm all the furniture was in the new house. At 3pm the rain started in earnest. Lucky me!

I had originally thought to put the studio in the breakfast room but there are not a lot of empty wall space and no overhead light and I usually end up working at night out of habit, so the dining room is it. The painting studio will be in the big basement.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Porch Sitting

 Dyna enjoying her new porch. We have keys!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

One Week Countdown

This is what a studio assistant does while the studio mistress is busy packing boxes.
It is starting to stack up. How I am going to fit all this into a smaller house remains to be seen. But the books and bookcases will be in the small bedroom with Dyna's crate. Her own bedroom. Next she will want a twin bed and cable TV!

But I have been working on something else. Packing boxes until I get tired then I fit some stitching in.

In the meantime, I am working on the Focus: Fiber 2011 catalog and The Wearable Art Show Sales book. Thankfully the sales book will go to print tomorrow morning. Sunday is our big wearable art runway show and boutique. There are maybe 50 tickets left for the luncheon/runway/early shopping part, but the public is welcome to come Sunday from 3 to 5pm to shop the 50 vendors we have. $5.00 charge at the door. We have elegant, funky, fun, one of a kind art wear for sale. All to benefit our mission to purchase contemporary fiber art for the Cleveland Museum of Art. The show is Sunday October 16.