I haven’t been working on much lately, because I don’t seem to be able to come up with any ideas. Last evening, I excitedly realized that I had drawn out a canvas to make a rug on while I was busy with my other shows a few months ago, so that I’d be able to make it later. I wanted this to be like a weird banner you could hang from the ceiling. This is just really bulky yarn. For the background, I ended up ordering some pre-dyed wool from the internet, because I wanted a specific bright pink colour, and because I don’t have anywhere to dye stuff in my apartment, or the dye, or the patience right now, and I know I’d dye way too much fabric to get my time’s worth and then have to make everything that colour forevermore. Besides, this is only my second real attempt at rug hooking. So far I’m at one success and one fail.
Phew. I feel irrational guilt at not dyeing my own stuff, which is met by being pre-defensive about things, as you can see.
Maybe I should listen to my own banner?
Also, I’ve posted this on my tumblr and whatnot, but I’ve been accepted and officially decided to go for an MFA at University of Manitoba. It hasn’t really kicked in yet. Other people seem really excited for me, but I just have a vague sense of terror in the back of my mind. I feel like the best course of action is to make as much stuff as I can between now and then. Also, if you need any art supplies, ask me how I can help! I’ll need to get rid of a lot of stuff before moving.