I have also been working on my other summer projects. I just mailed off another submission to a juried show and I am working to fill a booth for art and craft fairs this fall and winter. Working from home without a time clock is challenging. It takes disciple and focus. I've had to be very strict with myself about putting time into the studio and working. Some days it is easy. I go to the loom and stay there all day. Some days it is challenging and my focus wanders off. These are the days that I switch my phone to silent, make a list and try to go heads down. If I'm going to make this happen, I need to make this happen. I have to be committed and my commitment takes more than just words. This is the secret to being a working artist. It takes skill yes, but it also takes a work ethic that comes from within.
I'll share more pictures of what I have been working on in the coming months. I've been working on dyeing some ready wear garments. I can show you a few of them now.
Indigo Shibori Scarf/Wraps
This one was dyed and I didn't like the amount of natural color showing through. I overdyed it which gave the original indigo a darker striping.
T-shirt dyed in fiber reactive and then overdyed in indigo
I finally photographed the last scarf I made in my weaving class. I need to rephotograph it to capture the color and texture better. It combines plain weave with an inlay brocade imagery. This project was a huge moment for me and had led to more work and development. It is also a story scarf and is titled Self Actualization.