I was cashiering yesterday and the former TA from my fibers classes came through my line. It was so relieving to catch up with her because I’m so distanced from any community that knows about or respects fiber art (sewing, weaving, knitting, dyeing, crocheting, quilting etc.) and when people ask what I’m doing artistically after art school it’s hard to even explain what materials I’m using. So to just say “hey I’m still using fiber reactive dyes!” or “I want to sell my work but I’m afraid to” it’s nice to have someone relate to those unique experiences. Nothing beats the respect and understanding that comes from fellow artists or art students but I work like, 6 days a week so by default I don’t have time to be part of a like-minded artistic community
I’ve been accepted to a graduate program in Utah to study lichens and their evolutionary history! I am unimaginably excited! The professor I will be studying under supports my endeavors to blend art and science to effectively teach others, so I’m looking forward to find new ways to bring you higher quality content. And I hope you like mountains because come August you’re gonna be seeing a lot of them right along with me! Thank you as always for coming along with me on all of my adventures.
one of my coworkers is like 40-50ish and I always pick up her shifts so she can spend more time with her kids and she’s always happy to answer my weird questions about adulting. she’s definitely my friend and I love her but she added me on snapchat and i’m like…I enjoy working with her…but i have to ignore her request because I don’t want her to see me not sober or with a titty out or my room messy and I don’t want her to see how I live
I’m trying to start a vegetable garden this year. I’ve made a new compost area (should be usable in a few months) and i’m starting some stuff from seed. So far I have basil, romaine lettuce, eggplant, cabbage, snap peas, brussel sprouts, chamomile, california poppies, and a blueberry bush. I want to start growing more and spending more time in my garden. I want to grow more for my free-roaming tortoise; he deserves fresh sprouts and things to graze on. I hope by spring and summer, I’ll have a thriving garden and lots of fresh veggies, fruits and beans to share with friends
one of my coworkers was talking to me in the break room today and he was like “wow! vegan! I could never do that!” and I was literally minding my own business with a coloring book (management recently put coloring books in our break room) and he was like “see, I LOVE food” and I was like “I too, enjoy food” and he was like “your cravings must be so different, i’m always craving burritos but you can’t eat burritos!” and I was like “I too, eat burritos” and smh I just went back to coloring but that made me mad. I ate a burrito after work today and was still thinking about this interaction. I also ate a burrito after work the previous day. People bring in so many assumptions about being vegan and i’m just not interested in having conversations with people who refuse to drop their assumptions
I’ve been working at the same place for almost a year now and one of my coworkers just told me her dad legally changed his name from “Ernest” to “Mushroom” and I can’t believe I’ve known her this long without knowing!!
yesterday I made my lyft driver smell the basket of candy caps I was riding with
Christmas gifts this year 😍
Halloween hexagon quilt in progress
I got paid today so I’m buying materials for dyeing fabric. It’s been a struggle to find non-iodized salt but i’m finally just forking over the ca$$$hhh to order it online with some other stuff I need. (i’ve been using iodized salt and using iodized salt means not all of the dye gets taken up by the fabric because it’s lost in the chemical process so I’ll be wasting less basically by upgrading my materials). I’m basically dyeing at home in my bathtub and I’ve also wanted to invest in clear buckets (instead of opaque colored buckets) because you can see the true dye color more easily. Overall I’m trying to slowly equip myself with the materials to have a more organized art practice despite the limitations of not having a proper studio or dye lab