Friday, December 13, 2013

Lunar Update....

I have stolen a few minutes to weave in the past few days! So I have the moon woven. AND, I have a new camera body (didn't need new lenses) so I can even take photos! However, I apologize for this photo: it's poor angle and lighting has nothing to do with my new camera (thank you, Santa, by the way.) It is just really hard to take photos of my loom in the newly configured studio arrangement. In fact, that is just one of the problems with the new arrangement, and it may be 'newly configured' again after the holidays.

Anyway, a tiny bit of progress has been made. I am not quite at the half-way point on this tapestry, but am creeping up on it. It has reached the place that I always reach, in every single tapestry I weave, I believe: it is at that place where I don't know if I like it or not, or if what I imagined it to be will be realized, or if I should just chuck the whole project and move on to something else.  It is at this point when I think many new weavers give up, but we 'old thread-movers' just talk some sense into our own heads, and trust the process and the design, and keep on going.

So keep going, I will do.

1 comment:

tommye said...

Beautiful moon, Kathy! Yes, there is indeed a point where one wonders if it's worth moving ahead. I think your comment: "It is at this point when I think many new weavers give up...." is right on target. And it doesn't just apply to tapestry, does it. When things get hard, are confusing and unclear, or seem full of unknown consequences--that's when it's so tempting to throw up the hands and say, "OK, I give up!" and leave it at that. Yes, sometimes, there's indeed a time to let go. But often it's just letting a day pass. Or a week. Or more before making the decision to stop.
What you say that we old thread-movers do, "... just talk some sense into our own heads... trust... and keep on going." applies to so many, many things.
Thank you, as always, for your inspiring thoughts as well as sharing your beautiful art work.