There’s a lot going on here right now. I’m having the deck redone, and the cats are not at all happy about it.
During the day, when the construction workers are here, they hide behind the couch or underneath the bookcase. Once work is done for the day they come out, but they won’t eat dinner and they act up like naughty children.
They’re confined to the house until the screened-in deck is finished, and they’ve had to resort to gazing out of the windows instead of being outside on the deck. Poor babies, right?!! That’s what they would have you believe.
I find it difficult to concentrate and get anything done with the construction going on. There are decisions to be made, unexpected problems that come up, papers to be signed and details to be worked out. It’s all very distracting.
So for the time being I have retreated back to weaving, which doesn’t take as much focus as painting.
I started with a pink and green scarf that has an off-white warp that I thought would be soft and pretty. But once I got it done, I could see that the colors weren’t really working.
I put it into a tea dye bath, which pulled the colors together, and gave it a vintage look. Click on the images to see these scarves in a browser.
Next I wanted to do a scarf in bright oranges and reds accented with charcoal gray. I decided to use gray for the warp. It didn’t occur to me that there’s a lot of blue in the gray, and it dulled down the oranges and reds.
It’s a brick red and rust scarf instead of bright reds and oranges, which is actually kind of pretty. The colors have more depth than if it had been bright.
For the third piece I went with earthy grays, rusts and golden yellows. This is the only one of the three that turned out the way I thought it would!
Two more weeks of construction to go before we’re done. We’re all looking forward to seeing how the finished deck looks, and I’m looking forward to some peace and quiet.
What are you reconstructing in your life? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.
With love and appreciation,