So, it’s been a while since I’ve last posted. And it’s also been a while since I’ve made anything creative other than friendship bracelets and banana chocolate chip muffins. After finishing up my 3 month stint at Art Central, I lost most of my motivation to make anything. I’m not really sure what’s caused this. Maybe feeling burned out after rushing to get my tapestry done, or anticipating moving house later this summer. Whatever the cause, it would really be nice to have my motivation back. I’ve decided that I need to just start something new, and hope that the joy in making will come later. Tonight I’m starting on a painting I’ve envisioned for a while. Meanwhile, here are a couple pics of the last of my Art Central tapestry project. Still need to do the final finishing…
Today was a dye day. A perfect day for it actually. It’s grey and snowing outside, so it’s been nice staying inside with the hot stove going. I’m getting ready to start on a new tapestry soon, and am just putting all my yarns in order. Finally, I’ll be weaving with colours other than red, pink and flesh!
For those of you who were unable to check out my show, here are a few pics. Enjoy!
Below, my latest work, Repository.
Life post-graduation has been an adjustment. Getting used to a new schedule, trying to figure out what to do with free time, organizing the chaos that has developed in my house over the past four years. Finally, I’m beginning again.
I’m beginning to see how art-making will fit into my life. A couple of weeks ago I picked up my new old loom from ACAD, a graduation present from my mom. It took twice as long to reassemble it as it did to take a part and load into my vehicle. After four attempts, I got it put together and now feel a lot more familiar with my new loom, a Leclerc Gobelin-style loom.
I wound a new warp in my kitchen…a little different than using the warping mills at school, and a little more time-consuming. It makes me appreciate what I had access to during my time at ACAD.
Now, it’s all set-up for my next weaving, which will be a part of my show at the Marion Nicoll Gallery in the fall. This one will be with two sculptural tapestry elements that will be connected with a tube of needlepoint lace. I’ve gotten this far, and realized I don’t have a tapestry beater, so I’ll be using a fork in the meantime.