It is surely an understatement to say we are in the midst of challenging and unusual times. But spring is coming.
|Hyacinths pushing up against remnants of snow|
It's challenging, to say the least, to have to keep each other at a physical distance, but thank goodness for the internet and its myriad options for staying in touch and staying inspired. Don't forget that the SDA website is a great resource. Be sure to check in with it regularly for blog posts, online exhibitions, and a sense of creative camaraderie
All that said, I have a suggestion for our Vermont chapter blog post next month (May). Let's stay connected. Please send me (firstname.lastname@example.org) a photo of one piece that you're working on or have completed while being confined, and/or links to any resources you'd like to share that you are finding helpful during this period of isolation. If you want, you can include a sentence or two to let us know what you're up to and how you are coping.
Please include all necessary info and be brief. I will compile everything into a list and our own Online COVID-19 Gallery.
Submissions due no later than April 23rd. Send to email@example.com with the subject line: SDA COVID Gallery
Thank you to Marya Lowe who wrote to remind everyone of SDA's Premium Member Gallery which, for an additional fee beyond regular member dues, allows one to have 10 images on the SDA website and elegiblility to participate in online exhibits. Full details appear here.
|"Storm Lifting" by Karen Henderson|
In case you didn't catch it the first time, Jennifer Lee Morrow wrote a comprehensive blog post about Threaded: Contemporary Fiber in New England. Check it out for more photos of the exhibit and of the "Spend A Day With SDA" activities. I am very grateful that she included such a great shot of Karen Henderson's piece Storm Lifting. It was the one Vermont member piece I wasn't able to secure a photo of last month.
Reports are that we're still 4 weeks away from the virus's peak here in Vermont, so it is likely more and more communities will be requesting masks. For anyone who is interested in sewing some, this is the best pattern I have come across to date. In general, I think medical professionals prefer ties vs elastic, which this pattern accommodates.
Stay safe and well.
Stay safe and well.