Randy said that Sharon Alderman said she is inspired when she's walking, weaving or ironing. Now I know the first two can bring an adrenaline rush, but I had thought I was the only one who felt a bit giddy while ironing because of all the images and ideas flooding out of my head.
I gave up the idea of not talking to myself while on long walks alone, and wave my arms around like an Italian speaker while trying to get the feel of my next shawl. As to ironing, I'm hopeless when I start grabbing my calculator, playing with the software, lining up yarn cones that I seldom get through my pile at one go. (That's why Sunday morning while watching 4 straight hours of Star Trek derivatives is a good ironing time.)
As for while I'm weaving, the ideas in my head become too noisy I often have to blast the stereo to drown the thoughts so I get on with the ... weaving. Anyway, while working on the Little Man's blanket yesterday, I got this idea, and I want to run it by you.
How would you like to have a virtual joint exhibition? Here's what I'm thinking.
* Weave a small scarf, say 6 inches wide, give or take a few inches, or get one that you've woven, say, since the start of this year.
* These scarves must be handwoven, but can be subsequently embellished or felted.
* Send me up to 3 photos showing different views of the piece, plus some blurb, either about the scarf or about you or both.
* If you like, send me also your headshot, or hand/s-holding-a-shuttle shot.
* I collect all your info, arrange them in visually pleasing manner and upload it either here or on my web site for all to see.
If I can get all photos and blurb by around the end of May, the virtual exhibition can open early-ish June when it starts to get a little chilly down here. I'll make virtual invitations to let you know. It would be nice to get all levels of weavers from different places. I've been toying around the idea of dressing my Rigid Heddle again and have some fussy hand-manipulated fun. It would be nice to get, say... more than four of us?
Would anybody be interested? Please either leave a comment or contact me by email. I look forward to hearing from you.
PS - Ben came up with an alternative idea. If you do have your own blog, we could all agree to post on the same day, and put links to each other, much like the City Daily Photo theme day, and he can easily whip up the link to copy/paste. I'm still very happy to post the scarves of anyone who isn't blogging.