My tapestry diary for 2012 was cut off around 1:15 p.m. today. I've hung it up temporarily in my studio so I can see how the whole thing looks at last! It's nearly 88" long and 12" wide. I've got lots of finishing to do before calling the tapestry really complete. BUT--the weaving of a bit for every day of 2012 has been done.
I'll post a better photo of it sometime in the future.
Right now, the next warp for 2013 is waiting...
...to be tied onto the remains of this year's warp:
...(I) have come to the conculsion that tapestry can indeed be an art form in its own right with its own specific mode of expression if the craft of weaving is allowed to influence the art of tapestry. In order to be meaningful, tapestry must find its own identity. It must not be a woven painting, but rather a composition that could only have been woven, not painted.