Monday, November 15, 2010

Dog days....


Though I am about a half inch shy of the half-way point of the August tapestry, I did get it all evened up the other day. Then I began working where the blues begin, and, as it was dark, I decided I'd best quit until I could see my color choices better. (This is not a good photo, color-wise. It is dark and snowy today, so I had to turn on the artificial lights to shoot it.)


This is the cartoon I am working from (minus the copyright watermark, of course). I don't think I've ever posted it before now. As you can see, the lower half is more greys and browns, and the upper half is more blues. I was concerned about this half-way division, design-wise, but I am making sure to put some of the blues from the upper half in the lower portion, and vice versa, so that the top and bottom will be sure to look like they 'belong together.'


I worked all day at the Blue Pig Gallery yesterday. It was the opening reception day for the "Little Pigs" miniatures show/sale. We were VERY busy all day, and made a lot of sales! I had decided that I would hang some of my small tapestries, in addition to the small paintings. These are the three that are there now: "Milo's Duck," "Still Perk-y," and "All Passion Spent." It was gratifying to have a number of people tell me they were happy to see that I had some tapestries there, as that is what they want most to see from me. (By the way, as they are now 'officially for sale,' if anyone is interested in any of these, let me know. Post a comment with your email address, and I will email you directly rather than putting the comment on the blog.) Several people also told me that they saw a bit in the newspaper this past week about my piece being in ATB8. Not only did I miss the bit, but that seems to be the day's paper that my husband built a fire with at the cabin!

It is snowing out. I have a doctors appointment, then must get ready for a trip later this week to see my in-laws, so I'll probably not get back to the loom with any persistence until Thanksgiving Day. I hate stopping, when I just felt like I was getting a good start again at the loom! But that is how life weaves sometimes...

3 comments:

Mary said...

I love the picture and how you are interpreting it. I understand totally about the light and seeing the colours differently. Luckily, we are heading towards the longest day here and the light is good till relatively late. You inspire me with your continuing work, I must get to and come up with my design for some new work.

K Spoering said...

Mary, we're heading for the shortest day here! But I generally love autumn light. I just need to shoot photos on those good-light days! I look forward to seeing what design you come up with, too.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of good light -- There was a fresh snowfall here last night and i will head out now to capture that soft snowy light (to the extend technology is able to "capture" such an etherial veil as light). --
I just wanted to ad my 2 cents here before i go. I accidently ran across your blog while on a quest for certain specific spiritual knowledge. As a photog-videographer my eye was certainly captivated. Love the moment in time encapsulated in "This is the cartoon I am working from..." -- When i achieve fame & fortune i promise to visit and add to my currently meager collection of art. I can tell it would become truly enriched by your work.
chrysolight