Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Maybe I'm not Meant to Blog

I've been listening to some of the great interviews at Craft Sanity and have gotten inspired to blog again - we'll see if it lasts. I am primarily a weaver and have just gotten juried into a gallery (more about that later), so I'm busy getting some of my pieces ready to go into the gallery. I also spent some time in Florence, Italy this past spring and came back excited about resuming my latent bookbinding skills. I've also been spending time learning kumihimo and tablet weaving. So, I've had a pretty unproductive summer but feel ready to go with some new ideas for the coming season.

I think the reason my blogs bog down is that I always feel that I need to put some pictures in my posts and that little bit of extra work is enough to stop me. It's not a big deal, but sometimes I just don't feel like getting the camera out, taking the pictures, downloading them, processing them to make them web-ready and then uploading them. This time, I think I'll try to just blog and not worry about the pictures. I have a funny weaving story for which I already have pictures (but they need processing), and I'll try to post that soon.

Right now, I have a warp on the loom for two polychrome crackle scarves made from Jaggerspun wool/silk plus an alpaca/silk blend. I have about half of the first scarf done. I also have about a half-dozen pieces off the loom but in need of finishing - either hemming or fringe twisting. Finishing isn't my favorite thing, but I do need to work off some of this backlog. I want to put two pieces in the gallery and need to finish them by Sunday (today's Friday), so I have an incentive for those.

More later (I hope more regularly).


Peg in South Carolina said...

I weave polychrome crackle frequently so.....I want to see PICTURES!!! It's really not that hard. I keep my camera at the computer. With experience I've worked out the settings that seem best. I take a bunch and do a lot of quick deleting (grin!) I save them to a folder that is easy to find. And with Blogger, you don't have to make them computer ready; all they need to be is in JPEG format. For years my husband wanted me to photograph my stuff. I didn't have time. Blogging forced me to learn and I am glad (as is my husband...!)

Peg in South Carolina said...

P.S. I just found your blog and I am delighted!