I have committed to a year long project on Ravelry- weaving a tapestry diary.
I didn’t quite finish my May tapestry diary piece in May…. I just finished it today.
I have been bothered and irritated by one of the eyes and just wasn’t happy, so had to do some serious unweaving and unpicking.
I am still not quite there with it, but it’s going to be on the loom until I weave the next diary piece (I warped enough to weave several small diary entries) so, I can puzzle over it more, or simply accept it as is.
It’s called: Woven Women- Spiral Eyes.
Here it is in progress:
And here it is in it’s ~almost finished~ state (of course, it will have to be ‘really finished’ later when it comes off the loom, but that won’t be happening right away)
It’s about how we spiral inward when we are faced with difficult events in our lives-
May was very challenging for us, with the death of one of dear old dogs, the destruction of my website by hackers, then, learning that the gallery that was supposed to be hosting the solo show of my tapestries and other woven works has been botched by the builders, so the gallery can’t open this year- so my show is cancelled.
Then, we learned that a long, long time friend is very ill.
Rough, rough month…. and in the news, the school girls in Nigeria still not being released, as well as troubles all over the planet…. oh my….
And, the thing that I take away from my personal journey and looking at what others are facing,
is that we simply have to come from a place of compassion….
which is what the spirals represent to me-
spiral in, spiral out.
The eyes, of course, are about seeing….
the blue around her face represents tears,
the green in the spirals is all about hope.
So… that’s what’s woven into a very tiny tapestry. (It’s 3 inches by 5 inches)
I will be framing it in one of my painted plaster frames when it comes off the loom.
On a very happy note, I was thrilled today to receive the most gorgeous package of yarn from LeiLaniSue of Heavenly Fibers LINK
Thank you, thank you, LeiLani!
So very beautiful!!!!!!! and soooooooooooooo appreciated!!!!!