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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!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

On Being Busy!

Yes , being busy is a good thing but there is that saying. "Too much of a good thing" I've finally finished with most things, work and Life. Shutting down the pool and the garden which was extremely productive. I became a mini farmers market to friends , ate fresh salad everyday , April to November 2cd. I picked the cute little pie pumpkin and it's waiting for my daughter, the baker of the house, to make it into Thanksgiving pie. The zucchini really got away from me with giants hiding under huge leaves. Ate lots of zucchini bread.Yesterday I roasted the huge tomatillos and picked fresh celantro that hadn't frozen and made some yummy ,all from the garden , salsa. 
Then I packed up two boxes of these green tomatoes to ripen throughout the winter.

 I had to reinstall one of my Public Art pieces as the state changed their guidelines. And the installer for the St Vincent Hospital put it up upside down and had to redo it.Here it is right side up. Oh the trials and tribulations! Which continued as the state government was bogged down and it took 2 months to get paid.
But I soldiered on , weaving another big piece in my Fracture Square Series. Here are some pic's of it  in progress. I took these photos partly to keep track of those pesky beginnings that get all rolled up . It's 77" long so a lot of rolling happened. A little warp was left after this piece so I quickly made 2 little pieces for the Weems Artfest.

Here is Ida, who helped last year, helping me hang the pieces. Sold most of the little pieces but this year no one took home a big tapestry . One year at this show I sold nothing at the show itself but actually had my best show because of the large number of orders. So now I wait. But I was awarded one of the 10 BEST of SHOW blue ribbons for this Red Fractured Square so that was very nice, especially when you think of the 220 other artists,showing paintings and sculptures as well as clothing and pottery etc, and that they pick just 10 pieces of art.And here is a cool picture my husband took with his new I phone. He scanned the booth taking almost a video and then it compressed them all. I had about 5 different facial expressions. I want my picture to be taken like this always!

Now I must put on a new 10 yard warp that should last 3 months or so. I made the two chains and now must tie knots to the dummy warp and beam on. Gallery sales have been good this year and they are running out of my long skinnies ( running out of runners so to speak) So I'd better get going on those as well as getting started on a possible show of new math pieces ( to be entitled "NEW MATH") and I'm teaching a Tapestry Class at the Village Wools here in Albuquerque in December- January, so I will soon be too busy again.

and so 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!