I am so glad a picture paints a thousand words... See the images below, and get a glimpse of the great foliage we saw on our trip to Vermont for Fall Open Studio.
Same applies for some of the random shots I got during the day...
Video coming soon...
After the dust settled from this past weekend, I am finally able to report back about the event.
I'll just say this now...the preparation and set up for the Fall Open Studio almost killed me. I have done shows in the past that required the same amount of work, but forgot how grueling it can be on one's body. I didn't recover from it until just this morning.
OK, enough complaining. Just fair warning for anyone wanting to get into this sort of thing...
The show was an absolute hit! The space at the Fuller House was amazing, and the flow of people was just right. There was a lot of genuine interest in my shibori products, and I even made a few sales. But mind you, Open Studio is more about the education and information, and satiating curiosity about the artists' craft.
There's another Open Studio event happening this weekend, so hopefully will see more people - it's Columbus Day weekend...Surprisingly enough, I did not see a lot of people who I thought for sure would come out to support the local arts in Huntington, Vermont. For whatever reason, I do hope to see them this coming Oct. 8 and 9 in Huntington's Lower Village. Look for the indigo blue scarves waving by the big blue Victorian house where the post office is. We'll have demonstrations, and kid's activities.
Until next time, peace, love and blue forever!
On the weekends of 10/1 & 2 and 10/8 & 9, Wave Shibori™ will be showing at the Vermont Craft Counsel's Fall Open Studio as part of the Huntington Valley Arts group in Huntington, Vermont at the Fuller House in the lower village.
We'll be having a multimedia slideshow about shibori, shibori demonstrations, and a play spot for kids.
Be sure to bring your friends and family. There will be other artists/craftspeople at the same location, so there's sure to be something for everyone.
Thanks for taking time to check out my Shibori blog. In the following posts you'll be able to keep up with me as I embark on a voyage into the unknown and mysterious realms of shibori.
This all came about as I badly needed an outlet for my creative energy that would also allow me to make some coin on the side. I entertained oil painting, but knowing I am my own worst critic decided that it was not a good idea. I needed something that gave me immediate gratification. Shibori allows me to slow down, focus on the here-and-now, and learn patience.
Better than the feeling I got as a child on Christmas morning, the anticipation of how my work would come out after waiting for the dye to set (24 hours), and the surprise and joy that follows after opening the bound fabric, is palpable.
I chose to work with indigo colored fiber reactive dye as it's more eco-friendly than the actual indigo dye from plants. Not much, but better. I plan on introducing other colors, or perhaps using rusty objects to create a different look and feel, but for now, as I perfect my techniques, I'll be sticking with this beautiful shade of blue that calms my spirit and enlivens my soul.