Monday, March 30, 2009

casting about for direction

We had a solid week of gray weather and rain here. I've been hard put to think about any larger creative issues beyond what I could hold in my hands under the lamplight. I spent most of yesterday torturing this little piece of black wool. Now I wonder what will become of it if I try to iron/steam it flat. Last weekend's dyefest took a lot out of me and now the pile of bright colors mock me from a corner of the studio. I started another one of these at the office the other day but the fluorescent lighting was giving me a headache. It's one of those cube farms where you sit wherever when you get there, our schedules vary day to day, and I made the mistake of getting used to a particular seat and the lighting there. Several days last week I had to sit in strange places with bad chairs and worse lighting. Now I have to take the time to go to my doctor so she will write me a note saying I have to have an ergonomically correct chair and have it committed to a seat where the lighting suits my needs too. Whine, whine, whine. Next!

10 comments:

  1. i like the tiny delicate stitching on this--- but feeling restrained are we?

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  2. So you have to beg for an ergonomic chair? This need should be self-evident!

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  3. love love love the stitching!!! makes me wanna go stitch now, wish i could... fluorescent lights give me headaches too -stay away if you can...

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  4. Deb, I love the grid you've made here and the stitching. Great stuff.

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  5. Deb, I love the grid you've made here and the stitching. Great stuff.

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  6. Don't be ashamed to ask for that chair! I spent 3 weeks out of work once because we were working long hours at bad workstations, and I ended up with muscle spasms in my shoulder, physical therapy, drugs, etc. Then the company had to pay for the darn workstation improvements anyway!

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  7. I love this piece. It's beautiful and the stitchwork is exquisite.

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  8. How much time do you need to make them? They look great, but I feel this is very time consuming, right?

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  9. Time? I work on these while I am at my call center job. There is much time between calls late at night. I am both grateful to have the job and happy they let me fill idle time with my own work. The top piece is only a few evenings work.

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