I am also working on it for the online group's yearly challenge. This year it is Flight.
I downloaded some images of birds in flight from 123RF. Using Photoshop, my favourite program, I inserted a bird.
They ask you to acknowledge the source, so here it is.
Then I got sidetracked by discovering a call for entries for a quilt. Several weeks of work went into that.
But I am back to the tapestry now. I thought I had about a third more weaving to do but discovered that I was almost finished.
It is cut off the loom now and all I have to do is put the backing on.
I used the photo as a guide, rather than a definite cartoon, and the colours have moved around a bit. Not to worry, it isn't supposed to be a photograph.
I am not that keen on it, it is rather pink and purple. But I did manage to keep my sides from coming in too much. I was reminded, at the workshop, to leave plenty of weft in and the pulling in wouldn't be such a problem. Now all I have to do is practise (of course!) and try not to have the little lumpy bits. It is not a great piece of art but I am happy that I have nice even edges.
I don't usually finish off with the braiding, I usually use the small tapestry technique. I REALLY need to practise the braiding!! I seemed to be all thumbs, as they say. So I will try to find an image I like and do another small piece, with a view to working on my weaving and finishing off techniques.