Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Potpourri... (a mixture of things)
A number of pieces of my work have been going out of my door lately, which is a Good Thing. The latest is this watercolor that I did a number of years ago. It will have a good new home with a friend.
We've been going to the farmer's market recently. I take my camera, with high hopes. Last Thursday evening, this couple danced for us all, and I am sure I will have to do something with at least one of the shots I took of them.
Several weeks ago at the market, belly dancers entertained us, and I did this 8x10" painting from one of the photos I took of them while I worked at the gallery last Saturday. I like the frame I got for it, as the painting 'floats' in it about 1/4" inside of all edges. It is on linen. It's the first time I have painted on linen, and I like it, though I'm not sure it's worth the cost difference.
My dear husband built this little box for me. It will hold 7 WET oil paintings for travel! This one is just for 5x7" canvases. He has offered to make me larger boxes, but I'm thinking this one will be most perfect for travel, as it would even fit in a carry on for air or train travel. I'm very excited to put it to use!
And finally, slits are still being sewn on the "March" tapestry. I chose the yarns for the "October" tapestry this morning. I need to rewarp the loom, so I'll warp for at least three calendar tapestries. "October" and "September" are designed to be woven next. I have my eyes open for a "July" image!
Additional miscellany: The apricots are rapidly ripening, so we'll be drying, freezing, and 'jamming' soon. I am also making a path through my garden, so am spending an hour or so each morning in the garden working on it and moving plants around to fit the new (hopefully better) configuration. I may not be done with this task until fall.