This is my poor neglected studio today on the 11th January and these are the reasons why it's currently neglected.
Firstly, it's blooming freezing in there! I work in the conservatory, which has great light, but it's freezing in there in winter and boiling hot in summer. There is a radiator, but it has never worked since we moved in 10 years ago. We had a plumber in to look at it, but he said the the radiator wasn't installed correctly and it will never work. Apparently the only solution would be to dig up the concrete floors in the 2 nearest rooms to find the pipework and replace it. So that's not going to be happening in a hurry! I do have a halogen heater in there though, so I suppose I can heat the room and of course one can always layer up with the jumpers etc..
Secondly, it has been raining a lot of late in Northumberland and the roof has been leaking. So I've had to shove everything over to the dry side of the room. Hence the mess.
Thirdly, and most significantly, I haven't been able to do any needle felted work since last September as I've sustained a repetitive strain injury in my right arm. I've caused this injury by needle felting for sustained periods, pretty much everyday, whilst adopting a poor posture. I have been seeing a physiotherapist and doing my exercises daily and it is getting better, but so slowly. I've managed to shorten the muscles in the right side of my neck so much that my right first rib is permanently lifted. My right brachial nerve is also permanently compressed causing my right hand to go numb at times.
So this is why there's just a picture of an empty room and no new work. I can't wait until it's better and I can work again!
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I am a Northumberland based textile artist and I create needle felted paintings with Harris Tweed and wool yarns.
5, Rock Village
Phone: 01665 579422