preparing for action

On a recent trip to New York my friends took me to Jones Beach. It was a cool and cloudy day and noone was there. We saw these trash bins set out in a grid on the beach ready for the future crowds to fill them up (and, my friends informed me, to overfill them up).

 Jones Beach, 2014

Jones Beach, 2014

I spent the day preparing the studio for new work, setting out my own trash bin in the center of the floor. Some test swatches went in there as well as some well intentioned scraps. Now the deck is clear for new ideas.

Maybe I'll do something with a stitch pattern that mimics these bins in the meantime...