I finished my pending projects and decided to warp the tapestry loom and get back to feeling that fiber in my hands. Seems my creative life goes in cycles, back-and-forth between fabric and yarn. I've gotten a little more disciplined, not having too many irons in the fire at one time.
I couldn't come up with a design I wanted to weave on the tapestry loom so I placed all my different yarns on the table in my studio and decided I wanted to do something really colorful.
So I'm sort of doing a weaving as I go, planning as I go, trying to create a blending of colors starting with blues and going around the color wheel. I'm combining two colors in each section. Then using one of those colors to combine with the new color in the next section. I'm hoping to create a blending effect, although I realize I don't always have the right value of a color but I'm using what I have. It's a very freeing process yet challenging because I'm varying the position of the color sections. And in each section I'm adding a small line of white to be something for the eye to follow up the piece. It's interesting how I come up with a plan when I started with nothing at all in mind, just the desire to weave again.
Over the weekend I took my loom out and set it up on my deck and have enjoyed weaving outside and I decided I was going to call this piece my Ode to Summer. Pretty timely since we just had the first day of summer. I'll post as I move along and get into new color sections.