First try at this interesting tangle. I think I am going to be using this one. It's called Mooned Zen and is by Ina Sonnenmoser. Rather than try shading with graphite, I thought I'd try a bit of crosshatching with the one in the second square.
With some undivided time on my hands, I made it into the studio relatively early today and went to work with a monomaniacal goal of getting the entire inner wide border on the rug completely done. And I succeeded! Here it is. You can see the narrow outer border that still needs to be completed, if you look carefully at the top of this picture.
Yup, I'm pretty chuffed about getting that scroll border done! To see how long this took compare the photo above to my November first post (just scroll down to see that).
So close, so close to finishing! Even though there is still a lot to do once the actual hooking is finished.
With luck, I hope to begin doing some dyeing tomorrow for the next rug. Happy happy this evening.
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