Wednesday, August 19, 2009
In my studio at the factory, I have three tables -- a 4'x8' and two 30"x60"s. Ostensibly one printing, one for ironing, and one for cutting -- but as you can imagine,it doesn't really work that way. Nonetheless, it is a luxury to have all that horizontal space. Lately I have been alternating between working at home if I need to be here for some reason, and working in the REAL studio, where I can think and breathe. I have become so spoiled by spreading myself out on 3 tables (and trust me, they are all covered with STUFF) that I am unable to function with one measly 30x60 at home, where I have to cut and iron in the same space. This is how it looks right now - and it is pretty cleaned up from earlier; you can actually see where the cutting board is. I was in the middle of my archeological dig when my husband plunked himself down(uninvited) to stare at me while I worked. His (failed) attempt at conversation went like this: "I would go crazy in this room." When I did not respond, he left for elsewhere in the house where, presumably, he will not go crazy. While I moved and sorted piles of fabric, I discovered: 1) untold numbers of blocks from never-finished or never-started quilts from another era. Most are in the "what was I thinking?" category. 2) many boxes of fabrics I printed for the book - some that appeared and many that ended up on the cutting room floor, where they belonged. Since I have not been printing much lately because I have a problem with my left hand, I am relegated to the sewing machine and the design wall till I find out what needs to be done. So I guess I need to challenge myself to use some of these ugly things. Too tired tonight to get started but I'll be back in the studio tomorrow and maybe I will start experimenting. What do you do with your leftovers??
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