Monday, February 21, 2011

The Dog Days of Summer...


I finished weaving the upper hem of the August tapestry last night at about 10:00. It clearly wasn't a good time to take pictures, though I took the one above anyway. I unrolled the tapestry a bit from the lower beam this morning, and took a few photos that show almost all of the tapestry. I will cut it off the loom this morning, then will let it relax a few days before I start the finishing process. I need to get it finished fairly rapidly, as there are a couple of exhibits that I may enter, and I'll need this one to enter. With exhibits taking only work from the past two years, I am having trouble doing as many exhibits as I used to do, simply because I can't produce as much as I used to produce.


Anyway, here it is... "August" of the Calendar Series, or "The Dog Days of Summer." When I get the finishing process done, and some good photos taken, it will be posted either here or on my website.

8 comments:

Trekky said...

Beautiful! Looks amazing! The water is brilliant.

Julia Kelly said...

Oh my goodness- this is absolutely beautiful- such expression with thread!

Jan said...

WOW! There is such depth in this image. The water looks like its going to splash right out of my computer screen, and the dog looks so 3D its hard to believe the tapestry is flat!

Theresa said...

Beautiful! You certainly pushed through the hard bits you mentioned a few blogs ago. I can almost feel August and am wondering where my fresh blueberries and corn are!
Congratulations on finishing!

K Spoering said...

Thanks so much for your encouraging comments! I somehow have hated finishing this one, as I don't have the next one ready to go yet. I will invite Booker in pretty soon for the 'cutting off.' He's not usually allowed in the studio, so I hope he behaves appropriately!

Mary said...

Congratulations! It looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

OMG, it's stunning. Megan

Amber said...

Very, very nice (as usual). I like the shades of blue you chose.