A sketch of this has been in my sketchbook for years, but last week while sitting in waiting rooms, I worked on it some more. It may or may not become a woven piece, but the cartoon is ready and is hanging on a door in the studio with masking tape behind the corners.
Several years ago I bought a roll of vellum that has a grid of 4 squares per inch. I tried to draw what I had sketched out and then drawn on 10 squares per inch graph paper. If you look at the close-up, it’s not pretty. You can see where I had to draw over lines with white poster paint, trying to block some earlier lines out.
The numbers are for me to count sections which will become the colors I plan to use. Those colors are will include some of the ones below, plus a few extras. On the left, will be some blue/violet combinations. On the right, the pale colors will be deleted and the oranges will move to yellow. I’ll live with the cartoon for a while and dye the needed yarns in the meantime.
Friday and Saturday were all about appliances—deliveries and installation. You know what it’s like waiting for people to come and do things in the house? That’s what I did—wait and wait. But the new fridge is great and a kitchen stove that actually has a timer that works? Lights that indicate it’s on? Heaven! My old one was over 30 years old, so I guess it was about time, right? And finding a refrigerator without all those water/ice things on the outside took a bit of shopping. Now, we can just hope that everything will last another 30 years!