Saturday, June 13, 2009

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]

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2 comments:

OzWeaver said...

Diane,

I love what you are doing with this image! It's turning out great!

Thank you for sending me your blog. It will be fun to follow your work!

Brenda

T Scanlin said...

Diane... I'm also using some of the inspiration from Joan Baxter's class in my latest tapestry, combined with thoughts from Silvia Heyden... you can see stages of it on my blog at http://tapestry13.blogspot.com
Your piece is looking just grand!
Tommye