studio time

The lighting just doesn’t work for me in the summertime, but I love to spend the Winter in the studio, as much as possible. It’s warm, and there’s a teapot.


And there are few other places and tasks calling to me, what with the garden put to bed, the animals sticking close to their shelters, and the pointy-eared troublemakers stashing themselves away in boxes under the woodstove.

Well, when I’m home, anyway, which is less these days, and I’m still adjusting to the new schedule that requires me leaving the nest for town. It certainly makes my time at home all the more precious. I enjoy the work, though, especially now that my own dye station is in the off-season, being out on the landing with no heat. I’ve already had the first dye-freeze, so…


…I come inside to play with everything else. And yes, that’s a floor loom, and no, I don’t weave…yet. It’s on loan from a friend and I’m anxious to expand my fibery bag of tricks in the coming cocoa-cozy months.


My mind-brain is burning with ideas for a sweet little display to bring to the trunk show at Gather Here, and the delicate, luxurious things it will hold. mmmmm.

Does creative work keep you warm, too?