There are many advantages to working from home, not least of which is being warm! And being able to listen to music without headphones. And catching up with domestic chores in little bits. And a soft cat purring on my lap.
Managed a lot of weaving time over the last two days, which pleases (and relieves) me no end. The flower is complete, just the surround to add in and my experiments with weft interlock seem to be working. I shall do a bit more to the right hand side (where the marker pegs are) and start the rabbit tomorrow morning. Or tonight. The world is my lobster!
I had a lovely few days 'holiday' with Mum and Dad, finding new bits of West Sussex and some lovely beaches (with associated finds!) The weather stayed crisp and cold for most of the time, apart from a blisteringly icy rain shower in Bognor on Monday.
I went back into TM on Wednesday to carry on weaving with renewed vigour only to receive some bad news: Paul had decided to close TM for the foreseeable future. Cue three days of sorting, packing and moving my stuff out and rearranging my (tiny) flat to accommodate it all and still have room to live and weave! Good job I am a girl who likes a challenge...
Crafty Girls on Thursday was great; real fire, Eleanor painting, me crocheting an experimental sock and both of us singing along to the WHOLE of 'Jesus Christ, Superstar' at the tops of our voices. Turns out we both know every note and very word. I shall miss her when she moves to London in a fortnight.
Yesterday I had a meeting at the Cathedral about the residency. They switched off the alarms for me to get up close and personal with the John Piper and Ursula Benker-Schirmer tapestries!! I did not have my camera, but have another meeting next week with the Clerk of Works to organise loom building and will take my camera. Watch this space!
Today, I will continue the tidying and get some weaving done before panic mode sets in about the deadline. I shall emply the 45:15 rule. Forty-five minutes weaving and fifteen of other stuff. Works like a charm.
"I like to escape the tyranny of the rectangle and to take tapestry off the wall."
My current practice is a long term enquiry into what it means to be truly human; it involves reflections on Christian and Jewish theology, inspiration from poets such as John Donne, T.S. Eliot, R.S. Thomas, Grace Paley, Dylan Thomas, Yehuda Amichai, Seamus Heaney and Malcolm Guite, together with ponderings on news items.