Winter in the Studio

This morning’s view out the studio windows:

A studio companion, handmade from felted woolen sweaters:

If you are in the vicinity of Columbia County, NY, and wish to visit my studio, email kjh@sanctuarywithoutwalls.com to set up an appointment.

Holiday Craft Market at Real Food Co-op

Elves!

These elves stand seven inches tall (not counting their pointy hats) and were crafted from felted wool sweaters. They are stuffed with wool fleece. The elves, along with other items I have handcrafted from felted sweaters, will be for sale at the Holiday Craft Market at Real Food Co-op in Chatham, on the day after Thanksgiving – Friday Nov. 26th. See you there!

15 Church Street
Chatham, New York 12037

ArtsWalk opens this evening in Chatham

This is the big weekend!

This year, ArtsWalk is in Chatham as well as in Hudson, NY. The Opening Party is from 6 to 9 PM at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on October 8th, with events and exhibits happening in many places throughout Chatham over the weekend. Shops on Main Street have donated their window space to local artists. My feathery work may be found in the window of Cow Jones Industrials, on Main Street in Chatham.

“With These Wings” Feather Vest by Katharine Houk

The event is sponsored by the Columbia County Council on the Arts. I will be at Opening Night, where I have an Otherworldly piece. I hope to see you there!

Cosmic work in the new studio

Settling in, unpacking as I continue work on the Temple.

My thread stash is on the wall,

Part of Katharine's thread stash.

the buttons are (mostly) in their jars,

Button jars in the window

and Somebody’s Aunt Martha has found a window seat.

Aunt Martha at the window

In bits and pieces, I am finding snippets of time to play with light, energy, and new elements, as I continue work on the Temple of the Cosmos.

Cosmic Temple in progress

Everything’s Been Moved!

It’s a bit crowded and chaotic, but everything has now been moved to my studio in the renovated barn.  Planning an Open House in June ~ date TBA.

Some photos:

Hourglass and friends

Books and bags on the wall

Handmade curtains used as a space divider

Somebody's Aunt Martha waiting patiently on a clothing rack