Got the news late friday evening that I was accepted for the summer residency at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design. No, it's not a paid residency, in fact I have to pay to work there. But it means a studio for the summer, with a loom and sewing table and a space outside of teh house to dedicate to my own art practice.
I start June 28th.
My hope is to complete some weaving projects for 18thC reenacting. First up is weaving narrow tape in linen so that I can reseat out chairs. They are done with woven twine at the moment, and are in very bad shape. I also hope to weave up some kitchen linens in the natural. Then it's on to a tablecloth and finally a length of yardage for a check'd shirt for Pierre and a work apron for me. In my copious amounts of spare time, I also have a gown to finish for mum and a late century suit to make for Pierre. Then we will each have three complete outfits for 18thC reenacting.
In other projects, I also have my ongoing embroidery project which I am planning to wear to graduation next spring. I'll work on that on the weekends and in the Fall. In the Fall I also want to make an art coat for a friend of mine who has been far too patient with my timeline. I will be at NSCAD University in the Fall for classes at the very least, possibly more, so I will work on that then.
Right now I am looking forward to the end of my spring classes and writing for a bit. I am brain tired. I am back with my advisor though and am working on thesis related stuff, so the writing is fun at least. I am just tired and need a summer off to just make art. Classes end June 21st.
So I am very happy now, knowing I didn't get hired on at the museum, because I would have tried to do both, I am sure.
One door closes, another opens.