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.
NEXT INTRO TO ZENTANGLE CLASS:
My next Beginning Zentangle® class will be for a private group in October. That class is full.
I'll be teaching another beginning class at the Greenfield Community Center in the spring of 2019, date to be determined. They do not have a website so please call them for more information.
I am always happy to teach 1-1 and/or in a small group in your home.)
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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