In my (work in progress) studio

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Summer is now gone, and the changing season marks the passing of time. I realize it has been three whole months since I moved into the studio. It’s far from being complete: there are still boxes to unpack and we (my studio mate and I) aren’t sure yet about the current layout.

One of the things I learnt during the business course I took during the summer was that (insert project name here) is never “finished”. Everything is always a work in progress, an experiment: and that’s fine. It’s the way it is supposed to be.

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So take a tour of my (still in progress) studio. One of my dreams is to cover the world with embroidered illustrations (I have allies to help me with this cause!). I’m starting with my studio walls, and one by one, it’s getting there.

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Some of the books you see here have been in storage for the past six years. It has worked like a time capsule: some of them are still updated; some are very, very dated – and that’s wonderful, too. The world has changed so much during the last six years, especially when it comes to the internet and working online (which I do).

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And then there’s the offline world, where human interaction preferably involves some tea, good conversation and needles in our hands.

If you’re in Lisbon next Saturday, October 5th, join us for a beginners knitting workshop. There will be knitting and purling, talking and fixing of dropped stitches, casting on and off, tea over the most beautiful view of the city.

I can’t wait to get to know you, teach you to knit and show you my studio!

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Com o Verão para trás e o Outono já presente, sinto a passagem do tempo e concluo, com surpresa, que já lá vão três meses desde que me instalei aqui no atelier. Passaram a voar; não fosse a chuva a cair, as folhas amarelas e o fresquinho lá fora, nem dava conta.

Apesar dos três meses volvidos desde que aqui me instalei, ainda nada é “definitivo”: há caixotes ainda por desfazer e novas disposições dos móveis para testar. Por mim, tudo bem: uma das coisas que aprendi no meu curso de negócios, este Verão, foi que o segredo é “experimentar”. Nunca nada está terminado, e ainda bem.

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Mostro-vos alguns pedaços do meu espaço: as ilustrações bordadas, com que um dia sonho cobrir o mundo inteiro (já tenho aliados!); os livros redescobertos após seis anos de arrecadação funcionaram como uma cápsula do tempo. Alguns continuam actuais; outros, incrivelmente datados. O mundo mudou tanto nestes últimos anos, especialmente no que toca à internet e à hiperconectividade em que agora todos vivemos.

E depois há o mundo real, onde a interacção entre pessoas é, para mim, um grande tesouro; e inclui, se possível, chá, boa conversa e agulhas nas mãos.

Se estiveres em Lisboa no próximo Sábado, dia 5 de Outubro, vem aprender a tricotar comigo, aqui no meu atelier. Vamos montar malhas, fazer liga e meia, conversar e beber chá, deixar cair malhas, aprender a apanhá-las, olhar para a vista mais bonita sobre Lisboa e rematar todos os pontos.

Estou desejosa de te ter aqui connosco, no meu atelier!

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5 comments

  1. manue says:

    coucou Billy !

    quelle est cette pochette ANPE/ASSEDIC ?

    bisous et bon dimanche
    … et à bientôt, j’espère avec une photo !

    • air says:

      Salut Manue!

      Quel coup d’oeuil! C’est une pochette d’une amie (française) que j’ai reutilisée.

      J’attends cette photo avec impatience. 🙂

      Gros bisous!

  2. Jesse says:

    Oh, I wish I could come and visit your studio! It may not all be finished yet, but you have a lovely window, and that’s probably the most important part.
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