Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Coming to Light

I approach this blog wondering where to start! I really should just blog more with smaller entries, but I found it easier to just try once a week. I think a higher speed internet connection is in my future....

The chimney is down to the ceiling. We no longer have a hole in the roof and the stack of bricks has grown immensely. I had thought about a patio with them, but I think there is still more than I need. Hmmmm....














I did get marigolds planted in the vegetable garden to help ward off bugs. I like the splash of color. Now I'm just hoping the squirrels and birds will share some of the tomatoes and cukes with me.

Future Cucumber!

Future Tomatoes!

The wedge weave still moves forward and we are coming into the home stretch. I spent a little time with it in the backyard this weekend. It's one of the beauties of a small pipe loom for tapestry weaving! I discovered something this week with the wedge weave. The loom is warped continuously, so I'd added some black foam between the front and back to block my vision of the warp in the back. Seeing everything became a mass of white and I couldn't tell which warp I was grabbing when. Anyway, the weaving is long enough now, that I don't necessarily need the foam and I was tired of it falling out - so I removed it. Then, I made the discovery. Light shines through the white spaces making them glow like a lamp shade. I have not figured out what to do about it yet, but there's something there. It was hard to photograph but maybe you can see the difference between the top half that's backlit and the bottom that's blocked by foam? Especially, the one white wedge in the middle that's partially blocked?I had washed a quilt and threw it on the line the same day. And loved some of the photographs from the backside with the light coming through. How often can one complement some thing's backside???The reason I washed the quilt is we had taken it would to Lake Robinson for lunch. We were greeted by a number of Canada Geese who obviously are not shy of humans! There were two sets of goslings though that were just precious to watch.

6 comments:

KaiteM. said...
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Jennifer said...

Yes - that's my Grandma's quilt that will never die - that's why I took it for the picnic! I enjoyed the goslings also. Especially as they would flap their fuzzy wings and try to be like their parents. It was highly entertaining!

Life Looms Large said...

Yes to higher speed internet!!!! (I'm the opposite - blogging often is easier for me - if I wait too long I have too many things to talk about!)

If you end up needing to get rid of bricks, I'm sure you can freecycle them. (Or make a kiln or outdoor brick oven for pizza or something??) My knowledge of bricks is limited, and I think my fiery ideas might not be so good....special bricks are needed to tolerate high heat or they crack I think.

Beautiful garden - and what a gorgeous setting for your wedge weave!! Interesting about the light shining through....I've been thinking of weaving or tapestry as my sunroom window treatment......Although that backlit quilt makes me think that's a forgotten art form! It looks really cool!

What sweet goslings!! Ah summer!

Sue

Theresa said...

Adorable gosling photos! I can see a slight difference with the backlit section of the tapestry. It's looking beautiful and i love that certain luminosity that the white gives it in the light. You can use that knowledge for future pieces!

Jennifer said...

Sue - I like the ideas on the brick - but I will have to check them out. of course in the South it can get hot enough to fry an egg on any hard surface! Our backyard is small, but it's managable and we enjoy it. It's definitely summer here - already in the 90s!

Theresa - the goslings were just precious and I'll definitely be keeping lighting in mind with future tapestries. I'm wondering about working with mirrors so that I don't have to plug anything in....

Jennifer

KaiteM. said...

hi Jen, yeah i can see that light coming thru, all sort of luminous. And is that Grandma's famous "quilt that will never die"? Very colourful. The goslings are pretty, esp the babies in the last 2 photos.
cheers, K.