Truth to tell, this was a week for which I barely have anything to show. I did get to the studio a couple of times and I did do some tangling, but other commitments (and a long binge on YouTube with a PBS-based mystery series) meant I neglected things. I did some tarot work for ten people on Friday evening which kept me quite busy as well, between the preparation, the drive to the venue, the work with each client, and the trip home.
But mostly I feel like I just fiddled around this week...frustrating.
Here are two things I did accomplish:
#1: A 10.5" tile. This is at the preliminary, pre-coloring, pre-shading stage. It's been sitting for days while I decide what to do next.
#2: I made it to the studio for a chunk of time and finished one of the short borders. One more to go, and then the final outer border. Here's the progress on that:
I am listening to Jane Austen's Emma on my iPhone while hooking. It's just delightful.
Compare the above photo to where I was on October 24th:
Yup, it's definitely progressing. I'm pleased.
One very fun thing I did this week was to spend a fair amount of time over two days with my friend K, "helping her" dye some yarn for her next rug project. That's in quotes because I suspect I actually got in her way much more than I helped. I will start dyeing my own yarn for my own (very big) rug project within the next couple of weeks, and expect that will keep me busy for a very long time.
I hope I can get more done in the week to come. I have a long trip scheduled on one day, so we shall see...
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