colors, geezers, naps
Another wonderful Wooly Bully Rug Hookers meeting today. Even though it was warm and sticky out, in K's condo it was cool and dry and we were able to get some work done on our rugs without being uncomfortable. These are the only pictures I took and they are not photos of rugs. Just look at what K did in the dyeing workshop she took at Pro Chemical and Dye over the last four days:
I could be wrong but I think she said she and 13 fellow students dyed over 1400 colors in just four days, and each student walked away with three huge binders of color samples and recipes. Quite amazing. K spent the entire meeting today just organizing the sample pages into color groupings and then beginning to put them into her binders. In the last photo on the right, you can see the binders-in-progress; but in the other 3 photos you see the luscious colors she and her group produced. And she has the formula for every one!
Conversation at the meeting was rich, as usual. We arrived around 10 and all left at 1:00, and all four of us (everyone else was traveling today, so we only had four present) had a big laugh later when we each found out that all of us took a long nap on getting home. K at least had an excuse, having been so busy at Pro Chem for the last 4 days. The other 3 of us admitted to frequent napping when we can.
Ah, the life of a geezer. I must admit, it's great fun.
As summer comes on, I will find myself unable to work on the rug. Imagine having wool on sweating skin...what could be worse? It will be impossible. So, I plan to spend as much time as possible on tangling and on getting back to Sketchbook Skool. While I am sad the rug will have to wait to be finished, I'm also looking forward to getting back to drawing and tangling.
Here comes Summer Solstice! Enjoy, everyone.
6/20/2015 03:43:51 am
Devin, now that the body of your rug has turned out so beautiful, there's a lot of pressure to not blow it with the border. It's interesting to see how you just have to dive in their with an idea and see how it works up. And here's the hard part, rip it all out and try something else. And be willing to rip that bit out too if necessary.
6/20/2015 07:25:10 am
So glad to see that you referred to us a "geezers," as my adult kids refer to me and their father as the "Old Geezers!" But the group was lovely, the coffee delicious and the rug art inspirational, especially all those dyed yard samples!!!
6/20/2015 10:25:16 am
"Old geezers" is overkill, yes? Geezers ARE old; that's why they are called geezers. I know there is a word that describes this syndrome of using 2 words that mean the same thing together...of course, since I AM a geezer, my brain is freezing at the moment and I do not remember it, even though I use it regularly. "Overkill" is the only thing that comes to mind. Geezer-hood has its pros and cons, it seems. Sigh.
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I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), a long-time meditator, a certified meditation teacher and coach, and focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society