Last year I started using more salvaged and scrap materials from my personal stash of collected treasures for some one of a kind Maat Mons designs. It was the kind of work I liked doing because it was all play and experimentation. I wanted to see Maat Mons head in that direction in 2020. I didn't know, however, that it was going be a hard pivot in that direction.
So far 2020 and the current situation the world is in right now has forced me to reevaluate how I want to work and what I want to make. I've made the decision not to source any new material or hardware this year. Maat Mons is still a small batch maker. I only ever sourced what I needed or could afford at the time, which oftentimes was the minimum yardage of materials or fabric. What I sourced in 2019 I will use until I run out. This means I won't be restocking some of your favorites, but it doesn't mean there won't be any new designs. In fact, you might actually see more one of a kind designs, offered as first come first serve, no repeat editions.
Since starting Maat Mons (and before it existed) I've amassed a lot of materials and supplies generously donated by friends, other makers, and my own personal treasure trove. This year I plan to source from my own supplier: my studio. I'm excited to see how the materials I've amassed inform the work that I will be doing from project to project.
We're all adapting to a different version of our lives right now, adjusting plans, pulling from old and new resources, seeing new and revisiting old parts of ourselves, making left turns when we were aiming for right. I used to say that I didn't know what I was doing. Oddly enough, I know what I'm doing, at least for 2020. As a person who grew up making thing, altering things, inventing things, I was made for this. This is the first of many pivots for Maat Mons and I can't wait to share it with you.