|Morning coffee on Lopez island|
The Wonderous Things Coming of this blog title include, FINALLY, the Fall and Winter Workshop Classes held here at my cozy West Asheville studio. They are listed in full color on the "Upcoming Workshops" page right above this post. The first one will be held this coming weekend, the big two day resist dyeing blowout. I'm already starting today because I am so excited to be back in the downstairs studio. I've cleared off the big tables of their fall overcoat of the "100 Things To Get Rid Off" week. Some objects are waiting for a warm Saturday Flea Market, some are awaiting for Goodwill and others are in limbo and will likely continue to linger there until my next manic stage of housecleaning.
My first project this week will be the long awaited fruit sugar Indigo vat of Michele Garcia. I have a new scarf design which will make use of that deep, deep Indigo blue. And my eyes and soul are also in deep, deep need of the magic of Indigo.
But before I can start on the fun stuff, I need to arrange and put await the last away workshop's collection of rusty tools, packaged dyes, left over wool. Teaching is more than the days spent with eager students. For every day teaching, I have to count on one day of prep and one day of after-cleaning. A five day class is really 15 days of work. Well, maybe 12. And I'm a slug on that cleaning. I need to wash out all the dye pots that have been patiently waiting for months...and months. If they could cry, they would be sobbing over my indifference. But then if they could cry, they would be washed already! I have put my skills and energies into learning how to stack and condense amazing amounts of dirty dye pots and equipment rather than vigorously scrubbing them when they come into the studio.
Other Wonderous Stuff...check out the difference between these two meals. One was a delish burger and fries consumed on my way home from Lopez Island this summer. The other is of my new debut of actually cooking with vegetables instead of buying them, arranging them nicely in the refrigerator and decorative bowls and a few weeks later dumping them into the compost. I am on a 12 week program which hopefully will retune my brain to eating regularly - and eating healthy foods. They say that if you do anything for three months it most likely will become a habit.
And since I DID mention that I am working in the wet studio these days, I better get down there, but a few more Wonderous Items to come our way....
|Downton Abby Returns!!!|
|After 4 weeks I can drink wine again!!|