Friday, January 06, 2017
Forgot to mention: the artist reception and awards ceremony is Saturday, January 7, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. I will try to attend, if only for a short time (crowds holding wine glasses make me nervous while I'm still semi-mobile, as do rainy streets and sidewalks).
Saturday, December 31, 2016
The image for my year is this one, which was a snapshot taken of the screen of the surgeon's computer showing the new knee mid-last-week, just after the hardware was installed. I was there yesterday to have the staples removed (ouch) and to get his permission to attend some very low-key celebrations this evening.
Tomorrow, I'll see if the looms are still speaking to me after this absence, and will post my 1/1/2017 State of the Loom report. Stay tuned!
Monday, December 19, 2016
In any case, I will be out of touch for a few days this week. DH will post here after the surgery.
Happy New Year to us all!
(The photo, btw, was taken on the last evening of our recent European trip, in front of the best restaurant any of us had ever experienced: Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. Fantastic!)
Monday, December 12, 2016
The weave has relaxed and evened out, the floats do what floats do, grouping themselves together, the plain weave is much smoother, and the pressing enhances the luster.
Scarf #5, on the other hand, although I confess I haven't seen it in daylight since doing the finishing yesterday evening, looks less iridescent. Why? Less contrast in hue or value? Don't know. If the appearance has changed when I go up to the studio after lunch, you will hear the cheering from here.
Friday, December 02, 2016
There is still some weaving to be done on #6, but the prep for the holidays keeps getting in the way of studio time.
Friday, November 25, 2016
This is for Pat, who asked about the flower image in my last post. Here are 2 photos of the more familiar single hibiscus flower form. All of these are in my father-in-law's garden. The climate here in the Los Angeles area is both warmer in winter and cooler in summer than ours, just a few hours by car north, and many tropical species thrive.