Big Moves in Hawaii

April was a month of great leaps forward!

I’ve obtained a great studio space, have moved into it and am enjoying the single-minded purposefulness and energy of the area. Purchased a few items from Re-Use Hawaii’s 20% off on Earth Day and am in the middle of designing the space to fit my needs yet flexible enough to be of use to future members to the studio.

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So yes, as you can see there is a lot of creative clutter happening :)

This allowed us to move into a smaller apartment to reduce our essential overhead expenses! Downsizing is our current grand experiment. Although when I really look at the new situation, it’s more like rightsizing our lives.

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I’ve been exploring macrophotography, Photoshop, and embellishing photos on aluminum with 3D fiber and wire elements.

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I special ordered custom-made large gauge steel Crochet Hooks created at a fabrication shop near my studio. Makes working with the larger gauge wires much easier! Took one back as it needed that “thumb” rest. Turns out I actually use that to pull the wire loops through vs as a thumb rest. They did an amazing job!

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This additional space is also allowing me to rework some older pieces into wonderful new ideas using telephone wire comparing/contrasting ones roots vs networks. All this elbow room has greatly lengthened my To Do list…time to prioritize so I’m not just stitching in circles :)

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