Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tapestry Exhibit

Today I attended the opening reception of a wonderful Tapestry Exhibit featuring the works of the Wednesday Group, students of Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei  The show is titled Tapestry: Ancient Art for Modern Times.  The works are being exhibited at the Medford Leas Retirement Community Art Gallery in Medford, NJ.  during June and July. 

Archie and Susan were there and each presented a half hour slide presentation and lecture about their works and the things that influence their tapestries.  Several of the Wednesday Group members attended as well.  I was fortunate to be able to chat with these talented artists as well as with Archie and Susan.

Here is a photo album of the tapestries that are included in the show.


What’s new……………

Well, It has been quite some time since I have updated my blog.  My computer had acquired an adware virus which was causing it to run very slowly and it had to go in for repair.  In the meantime our computer tech updated and increased the memory capacity.  So I was without a computer for a couple of weeks.  Fortunately our library has many computers available for use.  So although somewhat inconvenient, I did manage to keep up with email, blogs, etc a few times during that time span.  One thing I did notice though is how much more time I had when I wasn’t constantly surfing the “net”.  But, I also realized how I have come to depend on the computer for researching and checking things out.  I can’t believe how many times I said “I’ll just check it out on the PC.”  So although a great convenience, I’ve  discovered how much time I waste sitting at the computer when I could be doing other things such as weaving.  Now if only I can limit my time at the computer………………

My tapestry is really coming along  and I am quite pleased with it.  Last Tuesday I met with my Tapestry Group and worked on my smaller loom that I use for sampling.  Yes…..I do sample from time to time.  I am now testing combinations of colors for the next section of the tapestry.  I am also sampling a technique that I learned from  Joan Baxter at the 2008 ATA Retreat in Tampa, FL.  I will be using a series of triangles in the dark area to on the left of the mountain.  SCAN0002[1]