After attempting to maintain regular posts here, I found myself dealing once again with depression and managed to let it all slide. I’m told the mourning process often takes a year, but really that’s not much of an excuse for slacking off on my business.
Working in my mother’s old studio space is difficult psychologically because she was so firmly entrenched here. Photos, notes, sketches, books, projects, tons and tons of fabric including special pieces I’d given her for her birthday a year ago all pile up to an impenetrable mass that no one in our family wants to deal with. In the meantime I’m putting things in boxes to sort out later, replacing the emply shelves with neatly folded kimono, rows of Japanese books and magazines, and stock that has yet to be photographed and listed online.
I will be wandering the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend with friends. If you’ll be there, drop me a line here and we can meet up and say hello. I’ll be sorting thorugh my kimono collection tonight to find a suitable kimono and obi to wear. It’s been a long time, but I’m looking forward to wearing my favorite “work uniform” again!