I was away last week in an idyllic place. It was a perfect spot to hide away from world events. While there I worked on the small hooking below of another favourite retreat, our small island cottage. These small hookings I have been doing lately are like sketches done in preparation for a larger piece, investigations of colour, texture, composition and materials. This cottage piece has loopy shiny yarn and small pieces of painted velvet which I cut into strips. Translucence.
I am back home now in the grey, soggy, climate-changed January of my city. And I am retreating again, this time to my basement studio with my sewing machines and bins of leather. I know I can’t hide from what is happening, that attention is required, but I also know that my sanity comes from these quiet places of creativity. And maybe some new creations.