Thursday, 16 February 2012

It Has Taken Ages to Re-Find This....

A friend posted this on Facebook a while back, and I thought it was worth sharing, as well as taking to heart and putting into practice.

I have had two exhibition days; on Tuesday 'David Hockney - A Bigger Picture' at the Royal Academy, and then yesterday to Tate Britain for 'Picasso and Modern British Art'.  Both excellent.  Also spent time with friends; it was the words of Pilar which echoed what I knew I had read, and prompted me to find this quotation again.  I am going to create a little space in my little flat to 'draw, paint and think' as a complement to my studio weaving which is a fairly public activity some of the time, and often interrupted.  I also need to get back to my reflective journalling, revisiting old thoughts and asking new questions of myself and my work.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Just to Prove that I HAVE been Weaving

It's a bit fiddly doing the starting knots in such narrow sections, but I have got as far as some of the text.  I am waiting for the jpeg of the Hebrew text to complete the cartoon on the right hand side.  What you cannot see are the delightfully fat bobbins for each section.  Brilliant to have plenty of yarn!  The blue of the text now includes the dyed-to-order 18/2 from Weavers' Bazaar - lovely handle, and excellent colour matching.  I recommend them highly.  'My' colours are now in their permanent palette, so you too can work with blue!

February is 'Fun-a-Day' month.  I missed out last year because of Dissertation writing (most definitely NOT fun-a-day!) but want to do it this time around.  I went taking photos in the woods on my daily walk with Doglet, but also thought that a haiku diary of the days would be good.  May be possible to combine the ideas.  I fancy making a book too, possibly the groovy envelope folded one in the Pentland book of bookmaking.  We shall see; the world is, after all, my lobster.

Woody Gorgeousness I and II
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