Over the years I've frequently drawn and photographed while riding in a car on the way somewhere. And a few if those images became the starting point for tapestries. The one above, called Rainstorm on the Road to Tallahasee, was included in one of the American Tapestry Biennial exhibits--ATB 5 maybe? Another one that I don't have a photo of handy was in the small format tapestry exhibit last year in Santa Fe--I don't own either of these anymore--or any of the other road images since all have sold.
Here's a photo taken on the road yesterday with a little manipulation with a couple of apps on my iPad:
Now-- for today, I'd call these photos "hotel weaving 101" -- or maybe "travel tapestry 101"-- or maybe "traveling tapestry tutorial" (the thee Ts for getting one's fix while on the road).
This is the tapestry diary for July and since we're traveling for a couple of days it's along for the ride. So here I am in a hotel near I-4 in Orlando, Fl drinking strong coffee made with a couple packs of Starbucks Via and getting ready for the day's adventures in art viewing. We're going to visit the Mennello Museum, the Morse Museum, and then drive to Jacksonville to the Contemporary for a talk tonight. And just faintly I hear Willie Nelson in my mind singing "On the road again..."