I'm taking a break for several days from the tarot rug project (only five rugs left to show!) and getting back to other things that I have put on hold. Things will likely be quiet here for awhile, and then I'll get back and finish the tarot rug posts.
I mentioned I had accidentally started a new punch-hooked rug, "Moon and Clouds," a couple of weeks ago (I just couldn't resist a few "experiments" with punching, and it turned into an actual start). But realistically, I've had to set it aside while I find time to finish color planning it. Once I complete that, I will need to dye the rest of the yarn. Until that's done, it needs to wait. I'm feeling impatient! Sigh.
The Moon and Clouds rug has lots of curvy motifs.
I notice that curves and spirals are taking up room in my brain right now, as you can see in my latest design:
This is one corner of the design for my next traditionally hooked rug. Spirals. Curves & spirals...or in this case, it will likely be straight lines and spirals. I'm using an 8-cut on linen, and my plan is to buy no new wool for this rug at all. I should have enough already on hand to make it from the leftovers of previous rugs. The plan is to make a "scrappy rug" using only my red and black scraps, but who knows how it will evolve.
So I have 2 rugs underway at this moment. Alas, one of them is temporarily on "pause"; it'll be 2-3 weeks before I can get back to the dyepots, so Moon and Clouds will be waiting quite a while.
In the meantime I am also trying to get back to my tangling. The other day I posted the tangle on the left below, but that same night I produced the one on the right, a variation. I like that one too, and I like them together.
More curves and spirals there. After all...
"When life gives you curves, flaunt them."
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), long-time meditator and coach, focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
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SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society
Skillful Meditation Project