The tapestry diary continues, of course, with a little bit of weaving done each day, except for days I am travelling. We are in the midst of the six-month-long "green season" of Ordinary Time, and I am weaving a different leaf each day. On the Sunday we learned of the horrible mass shooting in Orlando, it seemed right to weave a dark brown leaf rather than a green one. Since then, mass murders and terror attacks in various locations at home and abroad have followed at a sickening pace. The brown leaves have multiplied. Yesterday's recognizes those 19 disabled residents killed in a knife attack near Tokyo. As I was weaving today's gold-green leaf, top center, I heard of a new attack and so the right half of the leaf is brown. At this rate I wonder if at some point the green leaves will become the exception and the rest of the diary will be mostly dark.
|Molly Elkind Tapestry Diary 7-27-16|
|Molly Elkind, WTF in progress|
|Molly Elkind, sample for next Mary piece|
And I treated myself to these cute fabric bins to organize the yarn for this project. Since I work in our family room I thought something nicer than shoeboxes was called for.
Now that class preparation for Convergence is wrapped up (yay!), this morning I returned to my daily collage practice. The assignment (from Randel Plowman's book The Collage Workbook) was to be inspired by your horoscope. I'm not a huge believer in horoscopes but this one, about being in tune with the physical world and creatively inspired by it, seemed OK.
I hope that wherever you are, you're finding time for your own creative explorations!