|One of the student's resist-dyed fabrics|
|Adding their resists before dyeing|
If it all goes pear-shaped, then I will have the hard decision of closing my studio. People are just not buying and I can't fund it without income coming in. The students are buying me some time to build up clientele and work on new design ideas, but if I can't get the students then I just have to move as much as I can back home. It would be both a blow and a relief. I would only have space to make small items as my house won't accommodate all the materials I have acquired, but the financial pressure has been immense. It would be nice to just go to bed and be able to sleep the whole night through.
|All dressed up and no place to go|
The state of Ireland is just bad right now. I am usually a glass half full kind of person, but the lack of direction and jobs, unbelievable amount of taxation, and extreme corporate greed has left almost all of us a bit deflated. Even if I wanted to abandon all my training and get another job, where do I go? My cost of living would be much higher somewhere else. Where are jobs better? It's a miracle I can get out of bed every day with all this swirling around my brain.
Is it too much to ask that my work sells and I make a modest living?
|The great texture of dyeing your|