As my interests have moved more toward textile painting/dyeing, I needed more space, and — more importantly — easier access to a sink. With that in mind, I decided to move from the Mellwood Center to a space that afforded such comforts. With the current economy, I was able to get more space (with a private restroom) within walking distance of my home.

Most importantly, I have a sink of my own. OK. Not really. But I share the utility sink with two other artists whose work schedule is definitely different than mine. Now I can put the dye vats right next to the sink, instead of lugging them about 40 feet to the communal sink when it’s time to rinse. Life is good, dyeing is easier, and less messy.