Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My Place- A teeny weeny Glimpse

Here is a little tantalsing glimpse of the My Place quilts- a travelling exhibition I am co-curating with Anne Scott from New Zeland Quilters and Jeanette Botha from South Africa. There will be a website built when I have all the photos to hand and I will let you know that information when it happens. Meanwhile all I cn say is that the quilts , which measure 50 cm square are wonderful- lots of interesting interpretations of the theme- ranging from the personal to the landscape.

Thank you to all those who wished me wellin my new space.I have been strangely lethargic in getting my stuff into my studio- it's like all the stress of the last months has brought me to an almost screaming halt- Yes I have moved some things, but to move from a corner of a teenagers room into 54 square metres of space is like a bit scary and I want to think carefully how I set it up. My father and partner have given me their jarrah outdoor setting- lovely big table to work on but I had to go help my father pack it onto the trailer as he is not so young and strong any more, and as he lives about an hour away that took up some of the day, plus they have given me a bed- so I have set up my sleeping corner in the studio as well. I can break out my Syrian cushions! I will be able to burn incense without anyone complaining, I might even put in a pot plant or two!
I do hope to get to the sewing machine tomorrow!

7 comments:

Magic Cochin said...

Your studio's going to a haven of creativity and tranquility!

Guess who turned up to my Open Studio? - Sandy (Dangling by a Thread), she lives a couple of villages away! Well, Well!!!

Celia

Kristin L said...

I can see a tent-like corner now with the bed covered in beautiful fabric and cushions from your travels, an oriental rug to define the space, a curtain or two on the wall (draped from the ceiling too?), a folding camp stool for when guests come by, a small table with a tea service and incense, some fairy lights and a plant or two...

Just like how I would imagine a Beduin tribal leader's tent would be when he receives guests (OK, maybe he wouldn't have fairy lights, but hey).

MixPix said...

Oooo, lucky you - it is so important to have "a room of your own". I keep mine pretty neat because it doubles as an extra guest room, but it is heaven to be able to close the door on the outside world and just be in here with my stuff. Do take your time to set it up carefully - it is time well spent, and you'll enjoy it for years. :)

Threadspider said...

It's as exciting as making that first mark on a new page-frightening but full of possibilities.May you enjoy and prosper there.

marja-leena said...

Your studio sounds like it will be a beautiful haven and creative space, congrats on getting there after all the frustrations! I love that image and look forward to seeing the works. And good luck and energy on getting everything ready for your trip!

Judy said...

Dear Dijanne,

Hey! I do envy you your shed, but it is funny how a big space can intimidate after a cosy small one, yuo will warm to it soon.

Anonymous said...

Dijanne, Great to see you move into your shed, looks and sound excellent, it will be cosy in no time. Best wishes for your overseas trip, regards, Gerda (house sitting in Gympie Queensland at the moment) South Coast NSW.