It’s that time of the year: I usually breathe a little easier – even if only for a couple of weeks. The studio is back to its regular configuration, and I have hand-dyed fabrics on the design walls. I even “rediscovered” the on-switch on my sewing machine. On Tuesday I spent the entire day designing, cutting fabric, adding batting and constructing individual components for a new art quilt. Stay tuned for images and updates soon!
Wednesday I rekindled my passion for photography by spending the day with a friend talking photography and exchanging ideas and tips. I had the best intentions to capture the huge clouds in the sky and a colorful sunset last evening, but despite these best intentions I “climbed out of the lake valley” about 30 minutes too late. I am hopeful that these cloud formations will be just as spectacular tonight when I venture out again – this time in plenty of time to set up the tripod and camera with the appropriate lens.
It’s summer! The hills across the lake are a lush green color, the lake glistens in the hot sunshine and the seasonal lake dwellers are on their way for the first long weekend of summer. Tonight will be the first of celebration punctuated by fire crackers and isolated fireworks in anticipation of July 1st.
Colin and I are volunteering at Moose Jaw‘s Park Art on Monday. We look forward to reconnecting with artists we haven’t seen in a while. With arts and craft sales and festivals close to home I know time will fly over the next couple of months.
Early this week I heard from a couple of groups in the Okanagen Valley: The class I taught at Quilt BC and the lecture I delivered in mid May were indeed well received. I have been invited to come back to teach. After some careful considerations and juggling of personal dates on my calendar I have agreed to spend the last week of November in wine country. It will be a nice reprieve from the early winter we usually get at home.
But for now I am looking at today! Another day partially spent in the studio working with fabric and enjoying the tactile process. Thanks for letting me share my mundane activities today. I figured it was time for a more relaxed post.
Enjoy your day!