Residency in Review II

  my life is now primarily composed of the organization of threads

my life is now primarily composed of the organization of threads

  new embroidered sweatshirts in progress

new embroidered sweatshirts in progress

  stitching the hem at the end

stitching the hem at the end

  we want you to eat off of faces; or, my collaboration with my ceramics friend

we want you to eat off of faces; or, my collaboration with my ceramics friend

My second full week has begun and I’m feeling overwhelmed by the projects I’ve dived into and excited to see them come to fruition. I’ve kind of lost track of the days - they all sort of look the same at this point.

  • wake up

  • coffee

  • eat

  • head to the studio

  • nine or ten hours later, in a daze, head back home (I assume I’ve been working during that time but who knows what has occurred?)

  • eat

  • embroider while watching Star Wars (update: I now cry during these movies for some reason)

  • stumble to bed

Someone has walked past me and informed me that it is indeed Monday. My dear friend Sarah Matesz and I have been hard at work creating a collaboration that will be available for sale at The Big Crafty on December 1st and 2nd. And I’ve been weaving (one of the activities that theoretically occurs in those nine or ten hours). This post is dastardly short but I hope you’ll understand that it is due to the whirlwind of productivity and altered, captivating rhythm that is an artist residency.

grace engel