Thursday, January 10, 2013

Goals... and Obstacles

As I begin this tapestry, the seventh calendar tapestry, I am determined to get it and at least two more done by the end of this year. When I set a deadline for myself, I work out how much I need to get done in a weeks time to meet that deadline, or personal goal. I would like to have this tapestry off the loom by the end of March. It is not a large tapestry, being only 18 inches wide by 18 inches high. So I figure I need to weave two inches each week to get it woven by then.

As you can see, I reached this week's goal this morning. That's good, because I also have the determination to paint at least one painting per month this year. So, for the rest of today, tomorrow, and the weekend, I can work on a painting that I have roughed out.

That is, I can work on it if I can move! I don't know if it is the very cold weather here, the hours at the loom or my old loom chair, old age, or a case of flu coming on, but I ache all over today!


In addition to aching, here is another one of my studio 'problems.' Gus has chosen to claim my loom chair as his. So if I boot him out of it so I can weave, he finds ways to punish me, like climbing into my yarn basket so I can't get the yarns out (and so that I have to pick cat hair out of the yarn before weaving it.) My chair is pretty old and uncomfortable (especially today) so I may try to get a new one, and just let him have the one he has claimed! Knowing him though, he'll want the new one.

1 comment:

hockeygirl said...

I love this photo of Gus. I have the print you did of him with the books hanging in our library. It's one of my all time favorites.