I became less and less, (is that "increasingly less", or "decreasingly"?) attracted to the colors in this warp so it took me a while to thread. (Plus, I weeded for an hour and a half three days in a row, and I was shocked how tired I got; I used to garden in seven-to-nine-hour stretches.) So far I'm not keen on the weft colors I sampled, but then I saw them mainly under florescent light last night; they offend me less in natural light today. I hope to sample with more purple, light green and gray wefts this afternoon.
this post, (I don't like either, to tell the truth,) and reflecting on how my taste has changed, at least for the time being.
I used to love regular, fine, intricate drafts like the first one in the post, and fussy patterns one can make in networked twills. I wouldn't say I dislike them now, but the intricate regular patterns in two colors or values, I've seen enough of for now.
Dot and I were wondering why my taste has changed so quickly/noticeably; whether it's because of my collage experience; of having seen many paintings I didn't used to pay attention to, of the Cubists and Surrealists persuasions; or having thought so much about color planes via my Cubism class. What I would like to see in my cloths are bigger and distinct color patches and bigger graphic/geometric motifs. I think.
I only have vague, blurry visions of what I think I'd like, but one of the ways I thought to try is to use the tapestry technique and, say, have three separate color areas horizontally, in erratic shapes and sizes. Something like this, though more organic: