It's been a long while since I wrote much about anything going on outside of 52 Forms of Fungi
or installations that I've been working on. I thought it might be time for a new post on life updates via Instagram
. If you follow my Facebook page
, you may have seen some of these already.
Aside from Niche and Succession, I've always got a knitwear project going - even if I don't get to work on it very often. In addition, I try to keep a pair of socks with me all the time so I have a project to just whip out of my purse if I end up with some down time. The pair in the top left was cast on in the festive spirit of Valentine's Day, though they still aren't done and I have yet to cast some on with a fun spring colorway. (There's a pattern there.) I'm also gradually getting my home studio set up, and as spring slowly started to show its face we started working out in the yard more…. getting the garden ready, seeds started indoors, and planting berry bushes.
New art by an artist friend whom I admire -- Erin Latham
, fungi (always fungi), a new experimental project and lichen/tiny plants at home.
One huge update for this spring - I became a bee keeper! It's more engrossing than I ever expected, and I really enjoy going out to watch bees flying in and out of the hive. The colony has been set up for three weeks now and we should see a lot more bees this coming week as the first wave of brood emerges.
Now that it's warming up and there are blooms/leaves to forage, I've been doing some more solar dyeing
. Looking forward to sharing some of that later on and also trying some new experiments this spring.
Our yard has an abundance of fruit trees - can't wait to make cobbler with these peaches later in the summer!
We found an interesting structure on a hike recently - it felt like walking onto the set of True Detective.
The garden is finally planted! Seeds are sprouting everywhere and I'm waiting (borderline impatiently) for my tomatoes to start putting on some growth.
Finally, a new studio detail - the Mantra Scarf
prototype. One of my goals for the summer is to start developing on this concept again!
That's what has been going on in my part of the world. What's new in your life?