One thing I’ve learned about design is that uniformity can sometimes be boring. You might say perfection is boring. (Is it even possible to be perfect in artwork? in anything?)

When I’m designing a pin loom square pattern I often have to struggle with interest vs. uniformity. Clarity usually carries the day. Sometimes uniformity is your friend. Usually a motif looks best if it’s centered in the square. Many designs look best if mirrored on both halves of the square.

Read More →

Let 2017 henceforth be known as . . .

The Seemingly Endless Year of Triangle Pin Loom Reasearch

(and let that be an end to it).

I can’t say I’ve enjoyed the frustration and masses of computer and paper work associated with my research. I feel I’ve been reasonably thorough, have answered all the questions I’ve come up with (feel free to ask yours because the year isn’t technically over yet), and am finally (at least for the present) satisfied with the results.

If I lose my ability to see clearly, this pile of papers might be to blame.

Read More →

I wasn’t sure if I should post this here or on my AIPLW blog, but opted for here. AIPLW is more for strict pin loom weaving activities. Nevertheless, I certainly could have started there and ended up here which would probably be a waste of time, so . . .

I’m working on a collage (which is remarkable since I generally have difficulty with collage) and I needed some mesh for a bird cote.

This is a sneak peak at an effects-manipulated part of the collage. You’ll have to wait for the real thing . . .

Read More →