Yay we're in 2014! 2013 felt like going around in muddling circles - not a bad year or an especially good year but definitely muddling. It was quite a relief to stand on our roof last night and watch the fireworks - here's a rather blurry picture.
Last year's intentions were mostly a success with the most important achievement being to minimise the presence and impact of negative people in my life. Although having looked at that list again I see I fell down badly on the spending money side of things and on the shoes under the desk.
In studio news I spent the last little bit of 2013 making some tiny nests
Brenda Gael Smith's Living Colours exhibition. I can't say too much about it but it's a piece that has been brewing for at least four years, waiting for the right time to be made. And one of the joys of having a well-aged stash is that I can pull pieces out and remember who gave them to me or who or where I bought them from. This piece will have fabric I bought in Rome at the fabled Fratelli Bassetti Tessuti, a hand-dyed piece that Annabel gave me years ago and is a remnant from Jealousy, more hand-dyes from Dijanne and Deb, and silk from Fiona. It feels like this piece will have good karma - an excellent start to 2014.