The last three weeks have been very busy. Between recovering from bugs with the kids (why does the start of spring always seem the worst for catching yukky stuff?) and other commitments, I have not been able to weave at all. In fact, my studio is covered in dust, dog hair is rolling in tumbleweeds down the hall amidst the leaves and dirt the kids track in from outside. Oh well! Onto other stuff...I finally submitted the National Endowment for the Arts grant for the American Tapestry Alliance. I did it two years ago, so I had all the text more or less together, but it still took much more than the two days I thought it would take. They changed some of the format and things they wanted documented, and I had to update all of our information. I happily submitted it last Thursday.
I recently had my fiber arts group meeting. I showed my new pieces and their was a bit of discussion. There has been quite a bit of feedback on the way I mounted the piece I showed in the last post, not just from the fiber arts group, but from other friends and family. Overwhelmingly, I got a negative response from the tapestry being mounted on the white, however, I did have two people who liked the overall look, but here are the comments that I have gathered in the last few weeks...
How about mounting it on red?
How about mounting it on red or lime green?
The painted canvas is much too small, make the background canvas at least 2 - 3 inches larger in each direction.
How about leaving the white, but putting another layer of an intermediate color in it between the white and the painted canvas?
Does anyone else have any suggestions? I am going to try and get back to work on the mounting soon. Would love to hear any other suggestions. The tapestry piece is 4 3/4 X 4 3/4 inches, and the outside canvas is 8x8". I have tried to find a blue or grey fabric to use, but all the ones that I have or found look too dull and lifeless.
Any suggestions are welcome.