as a contrary sort of gal
have moved my operation (and my butt) to the ground.
but rather a happy accident
that resulted from a sudden urge
to clear out the seemingly endless binders
of expensive and carefully collected slides
from back in those pre-digital image days
when the last step of tapestry completion
was a trip to the photographer
and subsequent filing and storage of
the resulting 4x5 transparencies
and sheets and sheets of images in their little plastic cases
that exhibitions and publications demanded.
I just plunked down on the floor and began.
But of course the sorting took hours
and was somewhat distracting
between 1990 (when I wove my first tapestry),
and 2007 (when digital images took over completely),
I managed to do a lot of weft faced plain weave.
to come upon projects long forgotten
(Scarface was such a great dog,
that carpet bag-on-a-box project was pure fun).
was standing up afterwards
and noticing the absolute absence
of a nagging hamstring pain
to which I've grown so used
that its absence was more noticeable than its presence.
(still have one fat binder for posterity and/or my son to toss after my demise,
but NO discards for future Pinterest-worthy window covering projects),
but was also was moved to remove
the work table in the middle of my studio.
and shift my position as I work,
get to my feet with nary a twinge,
and trot off in the morning,
loose of limb and light of heart.
spring is definitely here,
and the new insta-desk (board on books)
has coincided with comic diary #18
to which I added a few sheets of Reeves lightweight
that I had in the basement.
So far this paper is more satisfying to draw and paint on
than the lovely-to-look-at-but-hard-to-use
handmade Mexican paper in the last book
(visible in the running drawing above,
and on the right in the slide sorting comic at the top).
But as with so many things (image storage etc),
only time will reveal the efficacy
of one's seemingly sensible decisions.
version four of the knitting project
in all its fat stockinette glory.
Never a dull moment around here.