I just HAD to slap some colour on this thing. The Chinese weavers are going to be using the orignial tapestry as the colour guide but I wanted to see how this one looks. It was coloured very quickly with the "bucket fill" tool on my graphics program. Even then, it took quite a while but at this point anything I do is just goofin' around!
The bucket fill results are very flat and the colours are "comic booky" but both Brian and I think it looks pretty cool. Shelley says that it looks as if the tapestry is brand new. What I like best about it is that it's DONE.
Brian tells me that the weavers are excited about doing this and that they are shooting for completion in early 2013.
I haven't posted for a while. I've been busy inking the tapestry and stitching the sections back together. Like this:
This doesn't reduce well since the original is four feet square but you get the general idea. Here's what one 8 x 10 section looks like.
I haven't broken out the champagn to announce the official "finish" of this project as Brian has a few minor changes for me to complete. This piece is once small step in the process and I look forward to seeing the colourful silk rendition of this work. Ahh, hell... I'm opening the champagne now... or maybe just a beer... or two.
For the past eight weeks I've been spending my Mondays volunteering at Pride Stables for their Spring Session.
During this session we have had rain, sleet, snow, gale force winds and sand storms. Good thing they have a quiet arena so we can continue classes inside. However, it was supposed to be gorgeous weather on this particular Monday so I brought along the camera.
One of our riders found her voice on this sunny day. Only able to speak in a whisper, she delighted each of us when she let out a loud, "Go!" to make her pony trot. Congratulations little one! We're very proud of you...
Below is a little slide show of the day.
Pride Stables (Central Ontario Developmental Riding Program) is a theraputic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities ranging from cognitive delays to those who live in wheelchairs. It is my charity of choice. Check out their website at www.pridestables.com .
At the centre of the image on the left is an anomaly of some sort. The golden yellow colour at the top edge of the wall continues in a very Escher kinda way out into the background and there is a weird mortar joint that doesn't make any sense.
The image on the right is what I consider to be "corrected".
So, unless this is some sort of Masonic code, I think that the original creators of this tapestry glossed over a little "boo-boo".