Friday, February 01, 2008
While my house was being remodeled I had to sleep upstairs in the studio for four months. How could you possibly have a bad day when you wake up to this?
This is what we were working on in our first workshop in the new studio. We learn to do the silk organza flower which is painted with Tsukineko inks and then burned. I also teach them to make the leaves using the needle lace technique. It is always fun to see the expression on everyone's face when they realize they really can do this quite easily.
This is just a view of the back of the building. We have full spectrum lighting which is a great help. I put in fixture with two ballusts so that you can turn on two bulbs or four at a time (that's for when I get really old and can't see at all). It pays to plan ahead.