Saturday, January 16, 2010

Work progressing at tapestry pace...


I have been working, though I am getting more done in my head than I am with my hands. It is still difficult for me to get much studio time. Booker is still at that like-a-toddler stage, where he makes me regret turning my back on him for more than a very short few minutes. Our temperature went above freezing yesterday, for the first time in almost a month (YEA!), so he did get to be outside a bit longer, and I worked on the small duck tapestry.

I also designed the March tapestry (above) from a photo I took in Boston last March. It will be, like all of the Calendar tapestries, 18x18 inches.

The January tapestry was accepted to be in the American Tapestry Biennial 8, which I'm quite happy about. I can't believe it's already the 8th one of those exhibits! It seems not that long ago when I was planning the first one, and decided that it should be a 'biennial.' It's still going 16 years later! I am so pleased with that!!! I feel very 'attached' to the exhibit, so am glad to have a piece in it again. I think this will be the 4th juried ATA exhibit I've had work in. I'm always glad to have work chosen to be shown in ATA's exhibits. The exhibit will be in Nebraska and in Lowell, MA. I could potentially see it in both venues this time, as Nebraska is not that far from here, and I could visit my son in Boston and go to the one in Massachusetts. It would be great to go to one that I'm not in charge of, for a change!

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the exhibit! Where will it be located - on the off chance my location and it's will coincide!

Love the March calender entry. I've always been facinated with crocus - although we don't get that many here. Maybe that's why!

Julia Kelly said...

This is going to be nice- can't wait for these to pop out of the snow and spring to be here- that might be a bit longer!

Liz said...

It's great that your January tapestry will be in the ATA show! It looks fabulous (front and back!). Some day I hope I can be as good at the fiddly bits as you are.

The design for March is pretty. I love the yellow crocus. Looking forward to watching it progress.

K Spoering said...

Jennifer, I have the places and dates on my sidebar. If either fits, let me know and I'll find the addresses.

I'm looking forward to seeing my bulbs peek out of the ground, too. I think that's why I'm wanting to weave this!

OzWeaver said...

Love these crocus and iris...the sun light you've captured does wonders for my light deprived eyes!
Congrats on getting into ATB8!! I hope to get to the Lowell venue so maybe I'll meet you!