I am known best for my ability to start things. Blank sheets of paper are a thrill to me. I love the potential in them. Today though, I want to tell of a couple things I am finishing so we can celebrate the weaker side of me!
Dakota's picture and mat are finally in their frame. I think I may make an official page just for it - as I did for other pieces.
From there I am still preparing for the Tapestry Weavers South Exhibit in Anderson starting in August. Intersecting Sine Waves will be part of it and somehow the piece needs to hang. I have been researching on the ATA site with an article on mounting tapestries and decided that I liked the idea of hanging with Velcro and shopping confirmed this is preferred route for me and this piece. The issue though is that ISW has been through wet finishing and does lay flat, but does not hang as flat as I would like. Since it is long and thin, I found the bottom tends to twist. We can't have that, can we?
So my dear husband James has allowed me access to his tools (and his guidance in using them) and we have built an "I" that will have Velcro at both ends to secure both ends of the tapestry down and to allow it to hang up flat. The wood is poplar from Lowe's and we made 1/2 lap joints on the ends to keep the frame from tilting on the wall when it is hung. The joints were glued and then stapled. The whole piece has been sealed with clear polyacrylic. Next weekend I'll work with the Velcro. Not quite finished but getting very close.
Now the beauty of finishing is that there is space now to start something new! I thinking looking towards Christmas and that really will require a starting with blank sheet of paper. Yeah!