I fell behind on my updates, meaning to leave on posted a bout 4 days ago, but things got hectic and I didn't wind up pulling out my laptop until this afternoon.
I am super excited about the progress I've made. As of Tuesday it will have been 1 month since I dragged the loom up from the basement and began designing my cartoon, and I hope to be FINISHED by then.
I'm really glad I didn't let myself get discouraged in the first few days of weaving. It took a lot of faith to get this far. I had to tell myself that it would become something deceptively simple, elegant, and ethereal. Besides, I adore negative space. I remember on a car trip once, my husband tried to point out something in a field we were passing, but all I could focus on was fragments of sunset sky suspended between the bare autumn branches of a lone tree. Anyway, I really reveled in weaving the background colour, trying to remain as true to the shapes in the cartoon as possible. I have learned SO much about technique, about how fluid a concept can be I just give it freedom to breathe. We've embarked on a journey together, and we're still traveling, but the glow of our new home has become visible on the horizon.
However, you can bet your bottom dollar that my next tapestry will more than make up for all this neutral business.
Without further ado:
My next update will be removing this from the loom and some of the finishing, plus thoughts on display and title. :) My intent to enter form is due on March 9!
Have a great week everybody!