Did some recent spring cleaning and got my dread area cleaned up and looking quite nice! It feels much more open and organized this way. And my little plants in the window started growing! I love the springtime and all the light that pours in through my window. Getting a bookcase to organize all my hair onto was one of the best ideas, it is so nice to be able to see all my colors at a glance (makes restocking much easier). I used to just have all the packs slipped into tall skinny sorting baskets. So many pretty colors I forgot I had and I wish that I had more time to work on pre-made dreads, but I am thankful for the overload of custom orders I have right now! Making things and working from home is not always the easiest path to paying bills, and I am lucky that so far it is working out for me. Now I just gotta work on selling some more of my art too! (That's where the big bucks are at anyway ^.~)
My workstation at home
Last night we had our first Open Studio event! We have semi-private studio spaces in the basement, that most people don't know exist.. So we decided to throw a First Friday event/show. All the students put up some of their art on our freshly painted wall in the newly cleaned up studio entry way. We had a good turn-out for not having planned or advertised too much. There was a small string band that played for awhile to keep everyone spirits high and their feet tapping. So much good food showed up to be snacked upon, and almost all of it got eaten! Can't wait to see how many people show up next month. It was really a great time to pull together an event and see all the people that come through to talk to us about our art and check out what we do in our windowless basement...
I am a creator, compelled to make things with my hands to add beauty to the world around me.
My name is Whitney Rolfe and I am the creator behind DarcRainbow Creations, an active art entity in the Southern Oregon community, with international appeal.