Yes indeed, the school year has ended and I have the freedom to make some choices. Most of my focus is on developing ideas for future tapestries, after all WI winters are so well suited for wood stoves and weaving. Not that I won't start my day with the usual ritual of an hour of weaving, it's just a change of focus.
So here we are, the three freedoms of summer 2015.
1. More Sketching, whenever I can. Look, observe, draw....the foundation of everything.
|Noah's Ark Water Park, Middle School Field Trip|
2. Women with Fruit. I have decided to do a theme-based collection of my woven lady friends based on fruit.
Step 1, buy fruit and draw it.
Step 2, eat the fruit.
Step 3, weave when the cold weather arrives.
3. Dye Yarn. Now that I have all the tools once again, yarn dyeing makes its debut shortly and colors will be hanging on the clothesline. I have some wonderful marled handspun waiting in the wings.
And yes, I need more yarn.
What is your summer freedom, what passion have you been putting off for another day?
You may not share my release from substitute duty, but let summer get hold of you and take some time. Make a sketch, read a book, stare into space.
It's fleeting, take advantage.