Saturday, September 1, 2012

End of Summer Tapestry Diary

Saying farewell to summer this Labor Day Weekend, which coincides with the first day of September. That means a new month and a new color for the 2012 Tapestry Diary. I'm excited because it's my favorite color, BLUE!!!

July was red, and, as in May, I was still dividing my parallelograms into smaller triangles, and blending the red with grays and blacks and whites, although not so much white. Of course I had to weave a little flag on July 4th. It was always a special day for me, growing up overseas, a day when we celebrated all things American: hot dogs, baseball, and our old, faded flag.

I knew that August would be yellow, but little did I know the challenges of yellow.....a very tricky color. Blending yarn is different from blending paint, but you can't just take yellow yarn and blend it with gray and have a nice gray with yellow speckles (the way you can do with red). No, the yellow might decide to sneak off and hide, turning the gray into a strange shade of greenish something....

I also discovered that the pure yellows shouted too loudly next to the dark reds that were blended with gray and black, so I had to wait a bit, and introduce them later when they were surrounded by some quieter yellow blends.

In my yellow August, I decided to divide my parallelograms into curvy shapes instead of triangles, and they definitely move a lot more than the triangles. I don't know if I was thinking of the beach, and waves; maybe so, or maybe it's just an expression of all the nature I've been exploring on Cape Cod this August.

Here's a sunset photo, which inspired me to create a whole new blog, Wonders of Nature, just for my nature photos. I've been unable to resist all the sunsets and low tides and and and.......

Don't forget you can click on any image to see a larger version.  See the May Diary post for links to previous tapestry diary posts.