Sunday, May 10, 2009

Spring is busting out!~

Happy Spring to all~

I am knee deep in projects here in the studio. I have weavers coming about every week to help weave prayer flags, I have two commissions as well as a project for a local historical house. I am an artist in residence at Milford Elementary School in NH.

The Macomber Looms blog has taken off, and I am fielding emails from all over the US to help weavers with their Macomber equipment. Then there are the gardens. The peas, spinach and lettuce are planted. The rhubarb has been harvested once and the flower beds are almost all mulched. Phew!

All of this is to say, Spring is a busy time here in Maine! I have decided to postpone the May message reading that I had planned for May 11th in Market Square. Hopefully June will offer a better window of opportunity.

The top photo here is of an Italian book group enjoying their prayer flags. The lower photos are from an artist in residence project I did with a school in MA. The students are weaving a giant globe, that has now been installed in the school. This project feels very aligned with Woven Voices project. It was a community wide art project that was driven by a vision of unity, integrity and cooperation.

Please keep in touch. Messages and weavers always welcome!
Sarah


3 comments:

Life Looms Large said...

You've got a lot of great stuff going on!!!

I love the photo of the Italian book group with their prayer flags.

The globe project is really cool too!!!

Sue

Theresa said...

Oh my what a great job those kids did on that globe weaving. How fun is that!

sarah haskell said...

Thanks for your appreciative comments. I forgot to mention that the globe weaving is six feet across. The round loom was made by a community member...talk about team work!! And in case you cannot read Latin, the school motto is "non sibi solum" translated to mean...not for oneself alone. Perfect for a community weaving, don't you think??
Sarah