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How does it happen?

Ikat progress-repeat 10 times

Ikat progress-repeat 10 times

How does it happen that some weeks are full of appointments and activities with no time left for work? That’s this week. In between having to leave for the various whatevers, you can see what I’m doing above. AND, may I say, I am so happy I kept fairly good notes when I wove this previous version of this design. This time around I am trying to actually track time and the amount of yarn used in each section. Why? I am tracking time to get a better estimate of how much time it takes to finish a project. As for the yarn–that’s a dye issue. Since I dye based on the weight of yarn, I am going to start with that number and estimate how much is covered with ikat tape, so that I can get the desired color. At least that’s the plan.

Last Friday were the artist receptions, including the TAC Juried Exhibit. I took lots of pictures. The picture below is from a gallery with the room full of these sculptures. Quite impressive! Nearly all are sold, except for the biggest ones. From Stacy Elko’s website: “They are constructed with flexible cane, handmade paper sealed to the cane and embellished with North African henna iconography.” See more on her website.

Fish Bomb Boat

Fish Bomb Boat #19 From 7-Stacy Elko

Tuning Fork #20 Heather Pregger

Tuning Fork #20 Heather Pregger

Heather Pregger has a whole series of art quilts based on the tuning fork. I like seeing a series like this and how for you can take a simple shape and fly away with it.

Big Yellow Apple, Martha Bean, oil on canvas, 48" x 48"

Big Yellow Apple, Martha Bean, oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″

You need to read Martha Bean’s artist statement. Seven lines, clean and simple, like her art. She also has pictures of other art, plus more apples here.

Tick, Tock, the Game is Locked by Janet Morrow. Cast sugar

Tick, Tock, the Game is Locked by Janet Morrow. Cast sugar

Janet Morrow’s piece is very unusual and dominates the space. Tick Tock, the Game is Locked… Yes, you read correctly–constructed of cast sugar.

There are more pictures, but they’ll have to wait. More tasks, appointments, events await. But just out of curiosity, of the ones posted here, which do you like best?