My wearable art business Mariposa Artisan Textiles entered its 4th year officially with the Beacon Hill Open House this past weekend. My gracious host, Patty O’Keefe Hutton (www.contemporaryicons.com), created a beautiful nest for both myself and Michelle Jordan (www.jordanclaystudio.com) within which to present our work, and the result was a wonderfully blended and complementary mix. Thank you to all who dropped by to say hello and see the latest pieces!!….Moving into the present, I am “back in the saddle” with a full production schedule ahead. The felt keeps rolling and the dyepots flow. I am also preparing to teach, in mid-October, the first of two nuno felt workshops. Much is evolving, in-flux and indeed progressing, at Studio Mariposa. This is an expansive time as much energy is directed toward building work and being out in the world. However, I’m determined to find the space and time for deeper reflection. With an open heart, I move forward.
Starting a new round of indigo-dyed cloth for wearable and other work.
Found this #anole outside on my studio window ledge, alas fatally injured and transitioning to dust, vine tendril still wrapped around its leg. I moved it to this leaf to photograph and its color change was even more apparent. Disappeared from the leaf later, presumably still fresh enough to nourish another creature. Assume it is a #greenanole which are now more prevalent here - north of the Georgia fall line - and often slip into my studio for a visit. 🌀
Wall. Images taken, sketches rendered, work made, bits collected. Building energy around new work and keeping the well filled.🌀
Working towards completion of this piece...almost there.
Back home and back to work but still thinking about beautiful Guanajuato, its surrounding wilds, and friends (old and new) there. I have been to this City many times but there is always more to experience, learn, and love. I look forward to returning as soon as I can!
Some views from Guanajuato City 🏼☀️🌸
Between wearable projects, more pigment exploration. Indigo, ink, gold leaf (detail)