Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Shedding Old Skin

© 2013 R.L. Delight, Woven Shibori, hand dyed
Once upon a time I was a weaver...well actually, I still am but haven't woven in a while. This was one of the last pieces I created before we began our wandering. It is a technique called woven shibori and I really enjoyed weaving it. It is woven with a fine Merino wool and there-in lies part of my dilemma. I decided to live a vegan lifestyle shortly after finishing this piece (over 5 years ago). It is a personal choice and I am not going to go into all the details here on this blog but I will eventually share it on my Coastal Vegan blog.
My spring cleaning has unearthed bits and pieces from my past that I need to let go, move on, and find new homes for. To that end, I am setting up an Etsy store. Now, I consider myself fairly fast on the uptake when it comes to using computers and the internet. The Etsy store set-up has been rather cumbersome for me. Perhaps it is because I am impatient to get the job done and move on or perhaps it is because I have been cooped up in the studio since the weather has been, and continues to be unsettled and stormy. Early Spring is a tough season on the Northern Oregon Coast. March seems to be the wettest and coldest and September seems to be the warmest time of the year. The store isn't open yet but soon will be I will let everyone know.
I have been working on a large composition and it is going slowly. I am not ready to show it on the blog yet and I have been reluctant to spend time finding informational topics to post about. Nothing wrong with such topics but I don't want to have to spend too much time looking for them.
So this post is to say, I am still here, I am still working and will eventually crawl out from under all the cold and rain and show what I have been up to. In the meantime, the spring cleaning continues.
I am realizing that I have reached a point where I need to shed old skin. After all, this is the Year of the Snake. Hopefully my new skin will be creative, colorful, and healthy!


Theresa said...

Ah yes, I know all about that shedding process and cleaning out.
I call it reorganizing, but just today, the last of the store bought clothing went into the Salvation Army bag. I went all winter without needing or wanting to wear them, so with the exception of maybe 8 commercial items (excluding turtlenecks and underwear) my closet is filled with stuff I've made, and even some of those will hit the bag. Enjoy the renewal process.

R. Delight said...

Woohoo Theresa! Wow, I am impressed. I also like that as a goal for myself. Today I got one teeny step closer to it. Since I don't have many clothes to start with, perhaps it will go fast once all the tools are in place. Good job.

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