Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Celebrate ... Something

My last chance to do an 18 day in the 18 year!

I have recently been visiting a friend who lives in New York City (lucky me).
I went to several museums and have taken lots of pictures.

As I have some Challenges for some of the groups I belong to, I tended to focus on things that might help me with that. But there were lots of things to be thinking about.
Here are a few images that might be used - or not. They are just for inspiration, trying to get me going again with my work.

I have had a bit of a hiatus, not just because I was away. So I am hoping to get something happening soon.

One of the challenges is called Celebrate, and it is to be a maximum of 20cm square. I think I might celebrate being able to play! A woven tapestry.

I was inspired by some of the geometric pieces that were in various galleries I was able to visit.

If memory serves me correctly, these were at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (there are only so many museums and galleries you can visit all at once and actually remember what you saw, or where!).

I love the geometric shapes. But I am considering it for a tapestry and I know that circles are difficult, so may not focus on them, but I will try to incorporate some geometry. I wouldn't want to strain myself with a difficult technique when I am not feeling all that creative at the moment.

 I am also thinking of celebrating a colour - and blue is appealing to me at the moment.

I visited Annie and Co Needlework and Knitting shop, in New York City (I got to travel upstate and now realise why people specify New York City, differentiating it from New York State). I couldn't resist buying some of the wonderful yarns, with no particular design in mind. So I have come home with a variety of blues, which is why I might go with playing with colour and design - and probably texture too.
If I lived in New York I would visit as often as I could. They are extremely helpful, wind your skeins into balls, download Revelry patterns for you, and have classes. They also provide a space for people to just drop in and do some work, with assistance as needed. What a friendly place!

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