During the pandemic, our local art center – the Eastport Arts Center – has had to close. The staff, volunteers, and community has shifted their skills and energy to online offerings. I am honored to be a Board Member for the Center and was equally honored to be asked to do their first studio visit. Given the current pandemic situation, it was a bit tricky for audio inside my actual studio with masks. They were able to shoot some good pictures of it and some samples on my work table. Sadly, the vibration of me beating on my floor loom did enough shaking of the camera that that footage couldn’t be used.
However, my little Louet Jane loom is highlighted as I moved her out onto our deck. It was a glorious summer day in Eastport and being outside and at least 6 feet away, the crew was able to do some filming of me discussing my work sans mask. The focus of the visit with me was weaving, so they preferred I stay on that topic and not demonstrate any spinning or fiber blending. Maybe I’ll have to get some courage and create my own videos of that!