Saturday, June 12, 2010
The end is near!
So who said they were looking forward to weaving the 'simple shapes' of this tapestry? I guess I didn't look very closely at it, did I? But I can now see the end of the cartoon, about 3 1/2" above where I'm working now. Although I've been weaving some every day (and some days, quite a bit!) I no longer am predicting a finishing date for it. It will be done when I get it done.
Amazingly, the most 'fiddley bits' are in the background. But I am also having some trouble with the iris; not the shapes, but with the color. The purples I have are very close in value to the browns of the background, so I am having to do a lot of work as I choose and blend yarns to see that the iris doesn't just disappear into the background.
We are having a thunderstorm here this morning! What a rare treat for us! Booker and I went out onto the porch for my morning coffee, and I think the thunder confused him. He just turned one year old recently, and I don't think he's really ever heard thunder - that's how rare it is here. So it's grey and cool and smells like rain.... lovely! I was going to do housework for the few hours before Booker's intermediate training class, but I think it's a perfect studio day! Housework will wait...