I cannot believe it is already December! I feel like this happens every year, but this year it is particularly surprising.
And it made me realize shit I need to make more money! Before the year is over! Money come to me! I am amazed that I made it through this year and am trending upwards as far as making money and doing what I love goes, but it is still a hustle. And all my presents this year will probably be handmade.
I did my first macramé wall hanging workshop via Airbnb Experiences! I have done many macramé plant hanger workshops, but this was the first time I did a wall hanging one. I had a really cool NYC design prepared, but of course my students wanted to do their own thing. Their projects turned out awesome and I’m really happy with how the workshop went. Looking forward to more!
I also stayed mostly true to my studio hours, though later in the week I started straying and then come Saturday I had absolutely no studio time and I was really mad at myself, but then let it go. Because life happens and you do the best you can.
We went to Queens to visit a new art space that I’ll be doing a workshop at this weekend called Artefix. It’s huge and has some wonderful art in the main gallery. We stayed for a comedy show and had takeout from a nearby Nepalese place. I loved visiting a new neighborhood and glad I got to drag Jeremy along too.
And we make DIY ugly sweaters for holiday party! See photo below.
I’m happy the holidays are coming, but also terrified that being in Arizona with my family for two weeks + will completely ruin my oh-so-carefully-created habits. We’ll see.
How do you keep your schedule when traveling or during crazy holiday time?
Update: we found a space. We're furiously doing all the things. So this is a short post.
And I recently went to a the People's LES talk, which made me very conflicted about the fact that we are essentially starting a gallery in the LES. Not that we shouldn't, but there is a lot to be aware of and I hope we can help sustain/create/connect here and not be seen as outsiders coming in and doing silly things. We want to help everyone be more creative, and need to pay the rent.
So, lots of thoughts in my mind! More soon.
San Francisco. April. 2013. A few of my friends just moved into art/work studios in my neighborhood, both of them starting their own clothing companies. I spent Sunday visiting them and seeing what else is going on at the spaces. I realized once again how amazing San Francisco is...biking everywhere, sunshine (rare), and awesome artists/artisans making it work. I also ran into an old flatmate at the park, who's now friends with one of my best friends. I played stylist for various friends. I stumbled upon old romances, new romances, enjoyed current romances...Yes, this city is incestuous, but in a good way.
Holly Gaiman. Milliner.
'Glamorous. Edgy. A little bit British.'
Zafer Aksit. Artist.
He had a giant glitter piece that I am still dreaming about. His website does not work, but I'm sure eventually we'll see more from him. His business card says it all.
Amber Jean Young. Artist.
She hand sews most of her work. It is amazing.
Kellen Breen. Artist.
As for my friends' clothing companies...more on that as it unfolds!