Here's a little weaving update for you! I've been off the blog for weeks now (oops!). I started writing (still haven't finished) a piece focusing on my trip/ tour with my sister Kenna Mae who is moving to NOLA on SUNDAY?!!!?!! I can't believe it's happening in only A FEW DAYS. Life is crazy. After our trip I worked extra to make up for having a week off and felt overwhelmed with stuff to do and didn't get a whole lot done creatively.
Back to weaving though, sorry, I could go on and on an on! I've started a series of colorful, textural, and free flowing weavings. This is a new and exciting weaving chapter for me. Recently I was at a bar while David was playing with his band, listening and weaving. Many people came up and admired my work or were curious about what I was doing. Bring your craft with you out in the world. It is really good advertising! One man said "Oh, so you have a plan and know exactly what you're doing!?", he was shocked when I told him that I had absolutely no plan. I just... weave. My process lately is to start with a base of 5 or 6 colors and start weaving. The movement of the piece and the color choices change over time and vary based on where I am, what I'm listening to, and how focused I am while working. I use a few different neutral tones throughout the weaving to ground the piece and really make to colorful waves sit in the space.
This is the first weaving I finished in the series of smaller weavings. The texture of the pom-pom yarn adds to the weirdness of this piece. I'm having soooo much fun.
The bottom weaving is a piece I started for my father. This weaving started out a little awkward and it didn't feel right. Like most art, it went through an awkward seemingly unfixable phase. I've learned over the years that nearly everything I make goes through this phase. It's normal and no reason to give up. Keep going, keep adding, and find a good stopping point if you need it to look "right" to be able to come back to it the next day.
I'm happy with where this one is going. I listened to Led Zeppelin last night while weaving. It's one of my dad's favorite bands and a band we bonded over as I was growing up. It felt right. I can't wait to see where this weaving goes!
Please keep following and reading! I am hoping to add more weavings to my Etsy shop and have some holiday specials for you all :)