2016 Begins

After a really busy year last year, and a very exciting start to 2016, it is looking like this year will be just about as busy.  Luckily, now I have a forever home to be returning to and a wonderful studio to be weaving in throughout the year.

2016 began with my really exciting assistantship and residency at Penland.  Now I'm happily weaving at home, which has the added benefit of the beautiful Colorado hiking and skiing when I take a break from my studio work.  Next month a picture of my work on the loom will be appearing in American Craft Magazine thanks to their #YourRightBrainIsCalling challenge!  Then, before I know it I'll be off to the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences for a weaving and natural dyeing residency.  Hambidge is one of the oldest artist communities in the country, and it was established by Mary Hambidge who became a fulltime weaver almost 100 years ago.  I can't wait for the privilege to work there, with the rich weaving history and the bucolic acreage.  Who knows, maybe another exciting opportunity or two might materialize for the rest of 2016 as well!?

This was one of the first sunsets here in Colorado after I arrived home for the first time in 2016.

This was one of the first sunsets here in Colorado after I arrived home for the first time in 2016.