Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Almost There

Where did the summer go? Time is just flying by. I know that tapestry is a slow medium, but putting that together with everything that comes up in life and a slow weaver…….well what can I say. It has been almost a year since I started the Polychrome Tapestry. I am now in the home stretch. I am anxious to finish it and get onto the next project which will be a small piece for the ATA small format exhibition- Enchanted Pathways.


I am not a consistent weaver. By that I mean that I weave for a while and then set everything aside for a period of time. The weekly tapestry group helps keep me motivated, but many times all that I accomplish is what I weave in the 3 hour weekly session. I am presently thinking that I will start a daily tapestry project, such as the one that Tommye Scanlon has been doing, so that I can train myself to weave just a bit each day.  Maybe that commitment will help unblock me. It seems that I get blocked when I am facing a new decision or new challenge in the course of the tapestry. Changing or blending colors, shapes, etc. Excuses, excuses. Anyway, I think that it would be a fun thing to do. I just hope that it doesn’t end up as the many attempts at journal writing have.  Or better yet….writing my blog.  I always have good intentions but…………….

Speaking of blogging….thanks to Jennifer Peavey for sharing info for getting text and pictures published  in a timely manner on her latest blog.  It usually takes me forever to accomplish this task.  Maybe now I’ll be able to blog more frequently.

Our weaving group continues to meet on Tuesdays, even in the summer.  Mary who is a prolific weaver, has just completed her latest tapestry taken from a picture she took in Philadelphia - a parking lot. She has documented the weaving of this tapestry on her blog.   She did a fantastic job.


Mary’s Tapestry


Naomi’s Tapestry 


Toby’s Tapestry


Joanne’s Tapestry



Jennifer said...

I'm hope the info on blogging works out for you. I know that the lack of speed was hindering me from doing it more. I love to be involved but there are other priorities, so I have to balance the time! I'm glad to see you are in the home stretch with the Polychrome. I had a friend that just cambe back from Yellowstone and seeing his pictures made me think of your tapestry! I love the idea of Tommye's tapestry journal also - it's amazing what a little bit each day leads to! I'm still jealous of your Wednesday group!

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Hi Diane,
The tapestry is looking great. Glad to see it's almost done. Thanks for mentioning my tapestry diary... yes, it's a wonderful thing to do every morning after the first cup (or two) of coffee and morning pages. I sit down, face the warp and weave a bit for the day. I'm already planning to do it again next year but next time I'll put it on a frame loom so I can take it with me when I go out of town. I've got some different ideas about how to proceed with it, too... we'll see what comes with that when Jan 1, 2010 rolls around!
Keep on weaving!