Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Another Studio Tuesday....

Another week, another Studio Tuesday!  It has been a bit hard to weave lately, but you can see that I have made a good bit of progress  on the 'April' tapestry.

The reason it's been hard to weave is that we've been having a rather active monsoon season here, and Booker (who is not allowed in the studio) is terrified of thunder. So I've been spending a lot of time knitting washclothes on the basement sofa with him, especially in the afternoons. We actually had a record breaking rain here yesterday afternoon, and I had to wade through about 7 inches of water to get to my truck after my guitar lesson! My shoes are still soggy! (Everyone asks me why I didn't take them off, but I wasn't sure what was in that water, and I'd rather let my shoes dry out -which may take awhile- than have to deal with glass or rock cuts on my feet.)

This is a painting I did of one of my 'grand-dogs,' Zooey. She is an Italian Greyhound mix, and can have quite the imperious look, occasionally.... especially when she decides to claim either your lap or the seat you are heading to sit in for her 'throne.' I decided I needed to paint her on a throne-like chair. as she is a bit of a Diva in my son's home. She was fun to paint. The painting is 12 inches square, oil on canvas, and it is now at Zoey's home, so she can admire herself whenever she chooses.

I have one more 'studio Tuesday' before I go visit my parents for awhile in California, to celebrate with them their 67th wedding anniversary. I would truly love to get the tapestry done before I leave, but I also would like to have a 'cutting off' for it, so that may need to wait until I return home at the end of the month. I'll get as close as I can to the end, though, before I leave home.

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