Rainfall

Meet the world! World, meet Rainfall!

I am so very tickled to share my latest weaving with you all. It is a big achievement for  me on many levels: technically,  inspirationally, and emotionally. Technical because I gave myself a good challenge with the yarn I wanted to use, both very skinny (for the background) and very thick (for the highlighting green lines) as I wanted to really emphasize those heavy lines. It meant adding two or three rows of the black for every one of the green! Inspirational in the sense that this piece really veered away from my usual method of sketching over and over till I had what I wanted, instead taking some of the imagery from the Big 400 pieces and just starting without a firm plan in place and just letting the design evolve more organically. Emotionally because it was scary to not pre-plan every millimeter of the project! Emotional was also the piece itself when I realized it was about water, specifically rain, and how very important the rain is to me.

The piece is 58.5 x 90 cm (23″ x 351/2″) and took about 110 hours to complete.

 

 

Rainfall

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2 Comments

  1. Brooke Brandt March 11, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

    This is awesome! I love it. Your post made me think of two things: 1) grammy always said tickled. I could just hear her say it as I read your words :)! 2) You channeled both grammy and grandpa today. Didn’t grandpa do most of his weaving by just “winging” it?

    I love your art. lovelove

  2. Bob March 12, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Wow! It is beautiful. Interesting too is the asymetrical design.