I'll be spending a month in Austin, TX, starting mid-June, and I'm super excited about it!
I'm a native Texan, went to college at UT, and still have a bunch of close friends who live in Austin. I love that town and have already tried to leave California to move back there once (my job at the time moved me back).
I can't wait to fill up on breakfast tacos, humidity, Topo Chico, friends & fried avocado tacos. It's always time for tacos.
I'll be housesitting for friends and part of the arrangement includes access to a full art studio. This is the cherry on the ice cream sundae. I'm treating the month as my own made-up artist-in-residence experience. I'm housesitting for a UT Fine Arts faculty member so he's on board and already gave me some guidance. I'm going to experiment with new materials, have tons of uninterrupted studio time & plenty of room to make a mess.
Naturally I'll still be working & making money to pay the billz; I'm mailing supplies ahead of time & will take my Featherweight sewing machine on the flight as my carry-on. Good thing my Featherweight is so small, light & comes with a custom box. I've consciously fashioned my work with Featherweight Studio to be flexible to do along with traveling, but this will be my biggest stretch away from my own studio.
I'm looking forward to new inspiration, lots of new work & to connect with new collaborators & clients. See you in Texas!