Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Owl and the Pussycat Returns

There was a pleasant surprise in the mail today, my small tapestry for the Owl and Pussycat project run by the AuNZ Tapestry Group.
I had worked on it from November 2010 but had not posted much about it because of the dilemma about whether to post pictures of works that are going to be in exhibitions.  Debbie Herd has been thinking about this too.
But now I have it back and I assume it is ok to put a picture up on my blog.

The image is developed from a conglomeration of pictures of the moon on the sea, owls and some of my own drawings.  I played with them in Photoshop until I got an image I liked.  This didn't translate exactly as I had hoped into tapestry, I probably should have used a smaller seine twine but I was happy with it anyway.

4 comments:

Vera L Hazelgrove said...

That is very nice! I like it too! I am happy to admire other weavers small works, I don't feel comfortable doing it myself.
I think you managed to put quite a lot into a small picture. I like the indication of the pussy cat and the owl peeping in!
Will you be doing more tapestry weaving? (I think you should :-)
Vera & Karley

Mary said...

Thanks Vera, It was good to have a theme and a reason to weave, so I hope to enter the next one also. If I remember correctly, it is squares and circles which will definitely be a 'challenge' for me. So far I have tended to stay with rather abstract works that don't have to be exact, so doing circles will be a challenge. I may try for something abstract again, warped circles maybe.
I had fun with the Owl and Pussycat designing. The owl is out finding food for the long trip.
I hope to have fun again with the new challenge.

therigatha said...

"warped" circles, love the idea!
Maybe this can be one of the challenges we set in our monthly group?

Mary said...

Hi therigatha, good to see you in the blogosphere again! Yes, it did occur to me that we could try this as a focus for our new group.