Oooohhh!! I’m so excited!
The kids and I have moved back in with the hubby and he gave me my first moving in gift this past weekend! Drum roll, please…My very own room to make stuff! 🙂
It’s not painted or anything yet. And it may take me a minute to get around to doing that because there are other things in the house that are a priority for the whole family. He is a manly man, after all. So, first was the dusting. And I’ll be cleaning floors and things of that nature today. But, you don’t want to hear about all their rooms. You want to hear about my room, right? 🙂
Well, I think it’s just the right size and I love the fact that there are two large windows for light and photos! I am that easy, lol.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I have actually had studio spaces before. Nine times out of ten, art schools give you spaces to work when you reach junior/senior/graduate levels. They’ve just never been all that convenient to work in for me. Usually the schedules I got coupled with the fact that I had a family at home, just never jibed the way I would have liked. Consequently, I made most of my work at home and used the studios on campus for storage and crits. Not the best set up. But most moms who are artists (or in school for art) know that normally having kids means changing a toxic medium to a medium that your kids can be safer around…cleaning things up early when you’d rather (and need to) work until you drop…finding spaces to hide things so that your 3 year old doesn’t smear it or tear it up before crit. This has been my way of working for years as a mommy. But not anymore! (laughs like a mad scientist)
Well, I probably will still be working with safe things around my kids. But, I won’t have to worry so much about projects getting snipped or otherwise damaged having a room that is set apart just for me…in my own home. This is really new territory for me!
I figure it can go one of two ways…
- This will be a great place to come to when I’m going to knit, spin or get a gift ready. It stays separate from the rest of the family so that when I’m with them, I’m all there…and when I’m in here, I’m all here. This, of course, allows for a nice organization of thought.
- They may never see me again.
Yeah. We’ll see how that works out, lol!
Hmmm….a spinning wheel AND a new room. He might be a keeper after all. 😉
In other news, I’m collaborating with some friends on a blog called yummy fluff. It’s a submissions-based blog where we hope to feature the most amazing fiber photos we can muster to find from artists, bloggers, photographers, shop owners and…well, everyone that enjoys fiber photography! You know, people just like you and me. 🙂 And we have it on good authority that some of you out there are closet photographers and fiber geeks like us. Yup, talking to you! We all love looking at this fluffy stuff. So why not a blog devoted to it, right?
Contributors share their beautiful photos and also submit a tip or two on how to make fiber photos even better! We’re hoping to post one to two posts a week featuring various artists and various mediums of fiber work (knitting, crochet, spinning, dyeing, etc.). Pretty much all fiber, all day, lol! Wouldn’t you love a world like that? YUM! So, we’ll see how that works out. So far, the other two editors have posted and it’s my turn tonight. I’m posting on the first spin I did in my new crafts room (super excited about that!! )…Why don’t you come and visit? And even though we’re just getting started, try a tip and tell us how it went. If you have some great photos to share, by all means, submit! You know I want to see. 🙂 And if you see something you like, feel free to comment and all that good stuff. (We don’t bite 🙂 ) We need a lot of support from the fiber community to make that work out, so let us know what you think!
Pretty soon, we may have a site full of nothing but beautiful fiber photos to oohh and ahhh over! Just think of that…Mmmm.