Friday, January 22, 2010
The duck is growing, too...
... but clearly, ducks don't grow as fast as kudzu does! And I don't understand it, as I've put at least 5-6 hours of weaving into this thing, and it's only 10 inches wide! I am slowing down, I guess. Plus, I think those hours were more interrupted than I realize. Big Sigh! Must hustle faster than this, as it's due to the exhibit in March. I used to consider myself to be a quick and efficient weaver, but I am feeling quite like a slug lately. Sometimes it is taking me a long time to just choose the yarn for a tiny shape. I must be obsessing... must stop that, and just weave!
In the vein of trying to shut up that obsessive left brain, I have begun doing the exercises in Steven Aimone's book, Expressive Drawing. It is fun, but I know my husband, passing by the studio, can't believe I'm really working in there when I am flinging paint 'expressively' like that!
More publicity for the portrait exhibit, opening tonight, can be seen here. I was thinking this morning that, if the gallery does another such exhibit, I would weave the portrait. The pottery one shown in this article is quite amazing!