where I work

I was writing to someone today describing the wonderful place where I live & work and I thought, I should post this on the blog. So here is my beautiful studio building in New Harmony. I am smack dab in the middle of Main Street, and my studio comprises the second floor of what is actually two buildings. I painted the building last summer (when I say “I” I mean the wonderful Rodney Wade) in a striking chartreuse green which I somehow got past the historic committee.

The building on the left houses the gallery shop of the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. I sold ribbon here long before I moved to New Harmony: I was bemused by the number of people, who when seeing my ribbons, would comment “you know, I bought some of these ribbons in a small town in Indiana …”

The building on the right ensconces the venerable Main Cafe, which has been noted in a column by Jane & Michael Stern (who write about good regional food on the road). They are open from 5:30 am to 1:00 pm: how’s that for a working day? I smell bacon & eggs all day upstairs. Conversation drifts up between the floorboards into my weaving studio, which is above the dining room.

4 thoughts on “where I work

  1. Anonymous

    I grew up in Indiana (up near Brown County). Now I live in NYC, where I’ve been a museum textile conservator for about 10 years. Your blog always makes me so homesick! I saw your ribbons for sale at the Cooper Hewitt…that’s how I learned about you.
    You totally have inspired me! wow. kate

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