People have asked me why I am buying something on a trip and what am I going to do with it? My answer has been (to myself) “to have it”. I got inspired to really put away my textiles honorably when I visited a friend I met on the Philippines trip. Here is the result.
I’m on InstaGram now: https://instagram.com/peggyoster/
Since my computer dude will be in Viet Nam at the same time as my trip to Morocco and Spain, I will wait until I return to make my regular website travel posts. But…I will be making daily posts on InstaGram, so follow me to keep up with my adventures.
Now I have all my pieces for my solo show in November done! We hung the Boro today on my wall –the first time it’s been hanging on the board with Velcro I made. Before it was always pinned up on my studio wall. It’s hanging well, thank goodness. The safety pins that hold the three layers together take the light nicely, I think. The blues are all fabrics I dyed in indigo. The brown pieces are from a thick, stiff textile sack used in making sake. I got it in Japan and loved the tannin effect of it.
Now, all that’s left to do for the show is the pricing, inventory lists, contact list and sending out the invitations. I love them–you’ll see it in a post nearer to the opening of the show.
Now I start packing for Morocco!
In October I will be going to Morocco! In November I will have a one-person show at the Tiburon Library starting with a reception on November 3. That leaves me September to get ready for the show! I’ve been creative all summer and still getting new ideas so I see September will be a busy month. You might not hear much from me. I’ll be sending posts from Morocco but my web guy will be away, too, so my usual travel posts may be delayed.