Yesssss! I finally got to start working on the rug. I am letting all that luscious beautifully dyed yarn slide through my fingers as I punch (there I go, complimenting myself on what a great job I did with the dyeing...but you know what? I did!), and feeling very excited to finally get this underway.
I'm amazed at how much I got done yesterday. Unfortunately, because I cannot show this rug until fall of 2015, I can only put up a picture of a tiny fraction of what's hooked or I'll give the pattern and theme away. (to see why it's a rug-in-hiding, go to this post)
So here's a little bit of how it looks, enough so that the background shows.
That's actually the back of the rug, not the front, as I am punching it so I am working on the back.
The fun has begun; I've already had to adjust a number of things, so creative license is in full swing--flowing, and I am loving it. Given that I felt this whole project was a burden from the instant I said yes, I am now beginning to see and experience the gifts it could bring me--whether or not anyone else ever likes the rug.
Oh, I just love that background. And to think that I created it. What fun.
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