I've slowly been getting work done. I really started working on two portraits: my self-portrait for 2015 and a portrait in honor of my grandmother. I haven't been very good about taking in-progress shots, but I have the silk paper made for both, cut down to size, and ready to stitch the edges and dye. I'll be better about taking pictures once I get to those stages.
I also spent Saturday doing dye samples for an upcoming sewing project that, due to strange circumstances, I hope still happens. I ended up doing around 72 different samples, attempting to get a certain rosy salmon color. I think I achieved my goal, but I haven't quite had time yet to compare the samples to what it is I am trying to replicate. I'm going to look into that tonight because if I did not find a comparable color, then I have to do more samples. If I did find a comparable color, then I have to dye a yard and a half of linen in that color. So there's fabric to wash and dye baths to prepare!
My goal for this upcoming week is to pick a portrait to focus on and really get to work. I'm probably going to choose my self-portrait for 2015 just so I can get that out of the way and move on to other more in depth projects. I also want to get that yard and a half of linen dyed and rinsed. There are also several ideas for weaving projects in my head that I want to sketch out. It could be an interesting body of work, if it plays out in reality the way that it is playing out in my head.
Lastly, there is still no news regarding the weaving job I applied for. I'm still hopeful, but the anticipation is killing me and making me very anxious. The online status shows the job as being on 'hold', which I was told means that they are in the process of reviewing applications. It's been that way for about a week. So, it's a real toss up at this point, but I want that position very much.