Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The importance of being cozy at work

Pidge (despite approximately 22 hours a day of an ornery, whiny attitude) does find moments of peace. Or perhaps it is just that I restrain her in various baby bjorn-esque blanket enclosures and she is forced to stillness. Either way, she creates a little hot pocket to keep me cozy. Today I'm finishing the last of 3 new embroidered pieces for an art show I was asked to be a part of at a gallery in nyc. They're tiny illustrations 1 or 2 inches tall of Pico the cat.

This week, I'm borrowing my friend Rachel's digital camera so that I can finally update 2 new scarves for etsy and post a photo of my sister Rachel's cat, Peabody (the polar opposite of this blog's namesake; his purr machine runs 24/7 (Pidge is broken)).

(update: I finished the third illustraton and quite happy with them. To stick with the theme for the show, they'll be presented in embroidery hoops- but, when I get them back I think I'll finish them like the other pet portraits in bound fabric squares.)

I dressed the loom with a new warp today.. 11 yards of blues, greens and whites and now need to stretch out- the task is meant to take place with two people at the front and back of the loom. Instead, I climb into the middle and lean and bend and contort to wind the threads on evenly spaced and tensioned. I'll take pictures of the process some day and post.

2 comments:

Rachel Bone said...

gallery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
can't wait to see you real soon & hear all about it

Lindsay said...

when is this show going up? i will be in the city all next week and if it's open I shall go and see it! hurrah!