These days I am hooking on Fireworks, reading websites about travelling to Kenya, packing, and dreaming about my next rug. Last year when we were in the National Gallery I took this photo of a new book about Vienna in 1900. I am thinking of ordering it here, a wonderful site which has no minimum for free shipping. I know many others have found Klimt an inspiration for rug hooking–and I see his influence in my own work, even something like this chair seat which was done several years ago in a class with Sharon Townsend at the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild’s wonderful November classes and show. (I have just sent off my application for November 2012!)
I am planning a new rug for Owen and Carissa–it will have houses in it, both their family homes and the new house they have together. Somehow there will be winding roads in it–and birds. For me, backgrounds are as important as major images–and much more intriguing. I am playing with the idea of tessellated birds in various colours of the sky. Just playing for now.