April 4, 2011
I've been busy with several artistic things, the biggest of which is developing a body of work for a 3-woman art doll exhibit that Chris and I and Emily Eckel hope to have in the near future. You can watch our progress over at http://pursuethemuse.blogspot.com/. I create v-e-r-y s-lo-w-l-y. At a snail's pace. The dolls are not popping out easily. And, Artistic Figures in Cloth (AFIC) is at the end of April in Columbus, Ohio. There are plans to be made and dolls to have ready for that adventure as well.
In the middle of all of that, my studio ceiling was water damaged from a roof leak in 2009 and a big portion of it needed to be replaced. Uh, yup. Everything had to come out of the studio. Which leaves me, my art supplies and my half created dolls in the living room, much to my family's chagrin.
Thinking that we could add even more fun and frivolity to all of that, I decided perhaps it would be jolly good fun to take my barely used sewing machine out of hiding so I could learn to sew. (Emily and Chris gasp...really? learn to sew?) As far as I am concerned, the darn thing may as well be a car engine. I haven't a clue where to start. I can thread the needle, plug it in and put my foot on the pedal to make it go...and that's it. Period. Stay tuned. I will keep you up to date on the progress but remeber I go very slowly, at a snail's pace.