same tapestry, different deadline

canyon night in progress

So, what I had planned to write in this post was that I had come to my senses after the weaving frenzy over the weekend, realizing that it wouldn’t be humanly possible to meet IWC’s March 15 deadline for the Fiber Celebrated exhibit, not for this human, anyway. I had decided instead to shoot for a different deadline & submit canyon night for the 2009 Arizona Biennial exhibit at the Tucson Museum of Art. Not a shabby proposition by any means, but I was disappointed because I thought painted hills & canyon night would complement each other so well if they were accepted & exhibited together at IWC.

But, suddenly, like a bolt from the blue, or an answered prayer to one of the many saints of weaving (my favorite out of the many I recently discovered searching on Wikipedia is St. Maurice, who besides being the patron saint of weavers & dyers is also the go-to guy for soldiers, swordsmiths, armies, & preventing menstrual cramps), I received a wonderful email from Rebecca Mezoff informing me she had discovered that IWC has extended the deadline to April 25th!!!!

You rock, Rebecca, for recognizing & understanding the angst of a sister tapestry weaver & coming to the rescue with the only thing that could possibly assuage the torture at this point--- a deadline extension! Wooo Hoooo!

canyon night detail


J. Austin - said...

This is turning out really well, and your edges look incredibly straight! I was surprised by the IWC deadline extension, and I was a little annoyed after I rushed around like a maniac trying to get my entry all done in time! Glad it works for you though.

T Scanlin said...

Good news about the deadline. And this is a "knock 'em dead" piece that's growing on the loom! Good luck both with completion of the piece and submission.

lyn said...

Thanks, Jan & Tommye, for your positive comments... sometimes it's hard to look beyond the "flaws" we see in our own work. It's great to get a fresh perspective!

Rebecca Mezoff said...

Hey, we desert tapestry weavers have to stick together. This piece looks stunning and I can't wait to see it hanging in the Fiber Celebrated show! I rushed around like a maniac trying to get my entry together when I found out about the extension... and perhaps unfortunately that has given me just enough time to consider another piece for it. I might be crazy.

Sherri Woodard Coffey said...

This piece is beautiful! I love it. It should be in many shows.

Debbie Herd said...

Hi Lyn, the tapestry is looking fantastic! I hate deadlines, I only have 4 days left to finish a tapestry for an exhibiton, have been thinking of you while I weave, good luck with getting it finished on time. Debbie.