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Albuquerque, NM, United States
I have been weaving Contemporay Fine Art Tapestries for over 20 years, raising a family in the lovely Southwest. I want to show process which usually gets a back seat to product and share the trials and tribulations as well as the joy and excitement of the creation of art out of a bunch of strings. How remarkable!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Happy end of January!

Yes, January is almost at an end and I've almost finished the 2 commissioned pieces on the loom. I do them side by side as you can see and I hope to finish today as one of them is due on Monday!?! Yikes , I must hurry with this post and get weaving. The picture showing the wrapped around part of the tapestries is quite an interesting pic. One piece, on the right of the loom is a long runner type wall piece with 4 spirals, 2 Baravelles top and bottom and a Root two spiral followed by a Golden Mean Spiral. I love spirals! To me they represent so many things , among them the never ending "Learning Curve" where each time you follow a path you learn a little of something new and ascend in your knowledge.

I have also been experimenting with book recommendations and will soon have , hopefully , a second page you can access to direct order from Amazon the books that I have taken years to find and recommend as useful and fun tools for not only Weaving but Design and Color Theory and Creativity Building. Check out the 3 previous short posts and click on the BUY button to easily get the fantastic books I've recommended so far. LOGIC and DESIGN is my all time favorite as it is a wonderful mixture of eye candy and design theory and science and math and more! A beautiful book that all Artists and Art enthusiasts must have.
The 2cd book is an origami book . What is a weaver doing recommending Origami Books? Check out the PBS Documentary "BETWEEN THE FOLDS " available on instant Netflix to find out. ( watch it then order the book , from this blog please, as you found it from me, thanks).
And finally the book on collections! Talk about creativity! If you are anything like me you have collections too.

Here are some of mine from my Glass and Nipponaphilia to my cool shoes and my love of Brushwork. and eventually, hopefully, they find their way into Mixed Media Pieces. There have been some interesting discussions lately on What is The Nature Of Originality? For me the answer is different for my Tapestries than for my mixed media work. The Tapestry on the left of the loom shot was ordered as a larger version of a piece the client already purchased. As I weave it I am capturing the same spirit but some changes have to be made as the size changes. Definitely fun and a challenge and original as was the original, so to speak. In mixed media, I did not make the puzzle pieces , nor the mask or little boxes, but i consider the whole to be my original art piece.
And I love my brushwork , from the Ink grinding to the simple movements of wrist and elbow, it and the mixed media are what I do to change the pace , especially when I have weaving deadlines.
Speaking of which , due to a Gallery Glitch, where the gallery booked 2 shows at the same time , My SOLO SHOW at the WEAVING SOUTHWEST GALLERY in TAOS NM will be May 3- May 31st with an opening reception MAY 7th, a Saturday, from 6-8.
And now I must get back to WEAVING! BACK TO THE LOOM!

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Feng Shui Series- "Blue Water Lotus of the North"

Feng Shui Series- "Blue Water Lotus of the North"
I sold this piece on line immediately upon launching my website!