Friday, 10 September 2010
...or at least it was when I first started this post, before I got an 'ERROR 503', whatever that is!
As you can see, I am up to the point of 'incising' the first image marks. You never know quite how / whether it is going to work, so procrastination is a great temptation. This was at about 11 am yesterday.
The studio cat (Penny, aka Janus Valmai Valentina) asleep in her bling basket (the white fur trim has silver glitter in it). She prefers my lap, but does NOT like being clonked on the head when I beat the weft.
Posted by LouLou@theLoom at 00:25
Sunday, 5 September 2010
Two visitors yesterday and none today. Molesworth has the phrase for it: 'Mouldy Chiz'. Although the people who came yesterday were positive about the work, and very interesting to talk to, so it is not all negative, just a bit disappointing. And I got to eat the pink wafer biscuits myself!
Posted by LouLou@theLoom at 09:00
Saturday, 4 September 2010
The house is all set up for Open Studios, biscuits have been purchased, the kettle is filled.
All I need now is some visitors!
Getting on with weaving the reclining nude in the meantime; I think that I shall have to give her a name.
Posted by LouLou@theLoom at 03:13
Thursday, 2 September 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
The cartoon is an original drawing of a reclining nude that I did earlier this year. The weaving of the background is on a double warp (about 4 epi) and the figure will be 'incised' at 8 epi, the way the marks were made on thebigone, only this time in a paler mix, rather than black. Much more subtle than the drawing. I am using the paler Henry Moore greys, mixed with cream silk, grey linen, grey knops acrylic and a raw silk / cotton / cashmere blend.
It is good to be weaving again!
Only three days until Open Studio......
Posted by LouLou@theLoom at 09:05