I'm going to survey regulars who live and work here: What creative thing could be done to change patterns of neglect and violence on our corner?
I have a new camera! YAY! I love it. Here are a few stills from my studio today, taken with my new Nikon D5100 and a 35mm macro lens.
I Ching scraps on my studio floor.
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This week I'm caught up in actually doing impov instead of blogging about it. So enjoy the WIP pics! Click on the slide show to rotate the images faster.
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Because this is a very simple linear pattern, I'm laying it all out on the wall before sewing. I'm paying close attention to negative space. It will be interesting to see how the pattern changes as the pieces are sewn together.
On the other hand, my 425 sq/ft, Treasure Island creative space has remained constant since I moved to the Bay Area in May 2008. It's been such a wonderful place to be creative. From my studio window I could see the San Francisco skyline from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate. Many a day I sat knitting a sock as I watched sunlight glinting off the bay, or took a break from my work to witness a glorious sunset.
I'm speaking in the past tense because I will be giving up my beautiful Treasure Island studio for a live/work space in Oakland. I'm feeling sad about leaving the peace and beauty of my TI studio behind, but on the bright side I'm looking forward to having my home and my creative studio consolidated and all to myself. This is the first time in my adult life as an artist that I haven't lived with housemates.
So goodbye Treasure Island and hello Fruitvale! Stay tuned to see how my new 1300 sq/ft live/work space comes together.
In the meantime a few more pics of my dear Treasure Island studio, 2008-2011. R.I.P.
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What does it mean to be an artist? It's about the truth of who I am in relationship to my self, to others, to my craft and to my being in the world.
Sunday, July 18, 2010 Drop in anytime between 1 - 6 PM, FREE1 Ave of the Palms Ave, Suite 306, San Francisco, CA 94130
If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area bring your current craft or mending project, and a snack or drink to share (optional). Invite your friends! Tools, space & materials will be at your disposal. My studio building will be locked so RSVP (daintytime at gmail) for location of the hidden key.
I hope to see you! ~ Sherri
Traveling East or West on the Bay Bridge, take the left lane exit half way across to Treasure Island. At the bottom of the exit road, pass through the guard gate and take the first right into the parking lot in front of the big, white, semi-circular building at 1 Ave of the Palms Ave.
Park and enter through the front center door, under the address sign. The door will be locked. RSVP (daintytime at gmail) for location of the hidden key. My cell number will be taped to the front door.
Once in the building walk across the large atrium to the stairs on the left. Go up two flights to the third floor and my studio will be on the right.
MUNI: Catch the 108 from the Transbay Terminal at 1st & Mission. Get off at the Guard Station at the base of Treasure Island.