I will be spending two months in Iceland this winter at the Nes Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, a small rural village (population approximately 500+) on the northwestern coast.
My residency is November and December so there won't be much daylight but hopefully lots of Northern Lights. It will be fascinating to be there at this time--so very different from anything I have experienced and I look forward to the strangeness.
I will be embroidering during my residency. I have been wanting to devote more focused time on stitching for a few years now and will spend the first month working on a large canvas for the wall instead of metalwork. My embroidery tends to be small scale similar to the size of my jewelry and I want to challenge myself to go big. Then in the second month I will work on jewelry and combine embroidery with metal, working with minimal tools and materials. I am excited to see how the lack of light and the landscape affects my work.
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