Set up a corner of the basement for my dyeing, bought a new hot plate as my old one had bit the dust, pulled out my old dye pots and started. Happy there is a window here, a sink around the corner and door to the garden near by.
This ugly bit below is a wrapped package of fabric with leaves and tea. Will check it the end of this week but it’s getting pretty funky… It’s what is inside the two white pots on my table.
I have been wrapping these small bundles with some hand spun yarn and love the range of colors I’m getting as a by-product.
I have moved the office and my work out of our large studio and I love it. I’m good at setting schedules for my self and can get a lot of work done. I might miss people being around all the time but I do teach two days a week at Philadelphia University so quiet space to work in is great!
I have two rooms on the first floor with a separate entrance, big windows, and space for our office, my computers and drawing table etc. (Yes, I do use a drawing table.) There is even a working fireplace for chilly days. Below is a picture of one side of the first room—the office to the left and my spinning equipment in the back. What took me so long to figure this out?
Been too hot and buggy to enjoy my garden. Lots of time spent trying to wrap my head around HTML5 and CSS3 for web work. Did get to see Kevan, Erin, Cooper and Fletcher one weekend.
Will be heading for IRELAND soon on a job/vacation. One of my clients, has an arts foundation in County Mayo and they want to increase it’s web presence so I’ll be meeting with the people there to get a feel of the operation and the area. Bob is coming as well as I want him to shoot video for it. We are going a few days earlier to do a little touristing in Dublin and on the west coast and then will stay in a cottage on the North Atlantic. Not to shabby.
Never been to Ireland, hope to see the Book of Kells and do some hiking. Then back as school starts the next morning. I enjoy projects like this (duh) for the obvious but also because the time spent working on it after I return is like my head is still there.
Don’t know if I will have much internet, certainly not in our cottage so that will take some getting used to but if I do, I’ll post about it.
Oh, never did get a fig tree.
Last Fri evening there was a beautiful double rainbow in Philadelphia.
This image was taken from our studio window looking north east.
We decided to take this property off the market and rent it. After 6 months of no action, we had people vying with each other to rent it—sign of the times. It has been rented to a family from California looking to move “back east”.
What happened to the other side when we reconfigured our studio? The studio itself now has no darkroom space, more office/studio space for computers, still a large shooting space, storage for equipment and an updated kitchen for the more food photography Bob does but, where did all that darkroom etc space go. Well… we made it into a loft/condo. And, it’s for sale.
Our building which was developed into artists lofts in the 1980’s—that’s what the sign over the front door still says—was created as working and living places for artists/designers. Some still work and live there but most units are living only and now there’s one more. Actually our space was always two spaces Unit 3C/D and now 3C is its own separate loft condo.
It’s in a great neighborhood: One block to Whole Foods, Starbucks, CVS, Yoga Studio, Book Store, Restaurants, etc. And, it has indoor parking and the opportunity to add a roof deck.
Yesterday we moved back into our studio!
There are still many things to be done but after months of construction there is enough done that we can work there. Yesterday we moved computers, lights and cameras in and Fri we start shooting!
It’s been a long fall!
from shooting area back to entrance
from loft into shooting area!