Cleaning My Closet

tapestry grid s

I live in an old house with tall ceilings and you need a ladder to get to the top of the closet.  The stuff on that shelf has been there since we moved in seven years ago.

So I’ve been cleaning.  I was surprised both by what was there and what wasn’t.  A zip drive and zip disks?  Seriously?  And I guess I wisely threw out most of those hundreds of (pre-digital) photos I took of my freelance work the last time we moved.

miro tapestry s

Of course I hadn’t really forgotten that 40 years ago I owned a tapestry loom.  But I opened a plastic bin to find seven tapestries, four of them really large.  I know I was young with no children and the internet didn’t exist yet, but I was working full time and going to school at night…and tapestry is really slow…when did I have the time?  Plus, honestly, I only vaguely remember a few of them, and some I don’t remember at all.

My brain synapses have definitely atrophied.

rainbow tapestry s

Still.  It’s always good to see a grid (and interesting how my artistic impulses remain the same).  And how can you go wrong with a rainbow?  But some of them are really strange, even by 70’s standards.

landscape tapestry s

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22 responses to “Cleaning My Closet”

  1. Jodi says :

    very cool! 🙂 fun memories and musings

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  2. artandmoondreams says :

    Always fun to find forgotten treasures and memories. Your tapestries look wonderful and I hope they find their way into the light of day, maybe even on to a wall.

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  3. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    What treasure you found in this closet!! These are so fantastic!! I love them…and of course you can also do tapestries!! Hehe…such talent, friend! 🎨

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  4. Sharon Mann says :

    Thank you for sharing your weaving art. What a treasure to have found. Beautiful designs and color combinations.

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  5. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    Wow!! The top and third ones in particular are singing to me!! Gosh these are amazing. Bet you could get a pretty penny if you were willing to part with them.


  6. Sand Salt Moon says :

    That last paragraph of yours cracks me up. Thanks for unearthing this stuff with us. It’s interesting to see and hear about… Yes, can’t go wrong with a rainbow or a grid! (K!)

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  7. kirkistan says :

    Neat image. Zip drive? Ha. Ha. I just unloaded mine a year ago.

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  8. memadtwo says :

    You Know K I kind of remember that. These are great.


  9. Teresa Robeson says :

    I have a regular loom and not a tapestry loom and have yet to finish warping my first piece on it (let alone doing the wefting!). I LOVE your tapestry! What amazing works of art!

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  10. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    This was a walk down memory lane!

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