This is perhaps the one time of year that Spindleworks feels quiet. After all the hustle of the holidays, the artists and staff are relieved to slow down, and return to a more natural, settled pace. Of course this does not mean that the creating stops; the hum of making continues. Our fiber circle that meets every Thursday is busy as always and it seems that everyone in the studios have taken up knitting! On Tuesdays since the fall, about 10 artists have been working together with our founding director Nan Ross to write a mystery novel! We have also started a comedy group on fridays, and will resume professional development workshops in the coming months.
Spindleworks had a really successful holiday season and once again, every artist went home for the holidays with a paycheck from the sale of their artwork. For the staff, the holiday sales validate the work they do; all of the skill-building, the facilitating, encouragement, and marketing pays off in December. They feel a genuine excitement when the artwork sells, to know that others appreciate it as they do. And we all feel an enormous sense of gratitude to the community–friends near and far–who continue to support the work that we do through volunteerism, purchase of work, visits and good words of encouragement. As our 35th year has come to a close, we would like to say THANK YOU. Because of the good that surrounds Spindleworks, and the creative life that continues to emerge from within the studios, we feel fortified to continue our work for the next 35 years. Thank you.