Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Yes, it's that time again. Time for walks early in the morning before the temperature raises above 80˚ and for avoiding the mosquitoes however or whenever possible. Should I mention the humidity?
Heat and humidity are part of the summertime experience here in the South. Luckily, most of the time now days I have the advantage of being in air conditioned places. Not like once upon a time. We didn't have air conditioning when I was growing up. We sat real still at certain times of the day, or later we used electric fans--anyone else like to stand in front of a fan and feel the sweat drying on your forehead?
My first three cars didn't have air conditioning--other than the open windows. I remember seeing an electronic sign at a local bank as I was driving home from University of Georgia after a summer school class--104˚ was posted and that was around 6 p.m. It's not often that hot that late in the day. But it can be! Times are different with air conditioning, that's for sure, and I'm glad. I wish it could be the same for everyone.
Enough of heat and humidity talk. Tapestry talk now. I'm still working on class preparations and will be right up until I throw it all in the car and head north! Although my bloodroot tapestry has been at a standstill for several weeks now, one of the constants in my life is my tapestry diary. Recently my daily practice was mentioned, along with that of Jan Austin, Janette Meetze, and Kay Lawrence, in a short article by Micala Sidore in Fiber Art Now magazine. Thanks, Micala, for describing a bit about what we do with this practice.
Here's my tapestry diary today--I've finished the third week of June a few days early. I'll be starting the last of June on Monday. But every day is still marked with a block or a few lines of color. I just can't get away from the daily practice of giving a nod to the day!
I'm sure there are worse addictions. And probably better ones, too. But for me, to be able to sit down at the loom and weave a few passes of color to say "I was here today" makes me happy.
Posted by Tommye McClure Scanlin at 11:39 AM