Painting on location last week was the first time life felt normal in weeks. The social isolation due to Covid 19 has perhaps been easier on us creative sorts than others but still I find there is a feeling of unease and I've been finding it hard to settle to my normal amount of painting. However that day, sitting in a farmers field with 3 other artists, spaced well apart, getting lost in painting, life felt normal.
What else has been happening? I had been looking for a small comfortable chair for my studio for many months. I was able to purchase this beauty a few months ago off our local Buy and Sell.
Wanting to be a part of redoing the chair, I chose the fabric and I refinished the wooden parts. Bill from Treasure Upholstery here in Creston, BC, a master craftsman, upholstered the chair for me. He also took the squeak out of it! I could not be happier with it. Thank you Bill!
Other things this week: A fair bit of time was devoted to sewing masks for people I know that might be needing them. I settled on this 3 fold pattern with a nonwoven interfacing inside for additional filtering. Fortunately I had some of the tightly woven batik fabrics in my 'stash' I liked the casing on the side as it allows the elastic to be adjusted by the wearer. My biggest challenge was finding the right flexibility of wire for fitting over the nose.
Let's try an enjoy what we are doing during this time of social distancing but let's not put too much pressure on ourselves productive.