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Bear Found His Way to an Old Cave by bear48
Bear Found His Way to an Old Cave
Bear Found His Way to an Old Cave

The director of the art center I am taking weaving classes at popped this on her cell phone. I am shoulder deep into the loom I am working on.

I find a lot of joy working at the loom. After 20 years (the last time I worked on a loom was about 20 years ago) I am surprised at how much I remember.

I am moving slowly because of my shoulder and back problems but I am convinced that I can regain the muscle movement in time and plow on as best I can.

I almost have all my warp though the heddles and in the correct harnesses. 

I am scrounging yarn for the colors of the tapestry but I am overjoyed at how many knitters I know who have come up with small balls of left over yarn. I may now have more than enough to do this  tapestry.

Joanne and I have made drawings, drawn up an estimate, and have plans to build a large frame loom for doing Navajo style tapistries. 


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  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Johnny Jump Up - Gaelic Storm
  • Reading: The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
  • Watching: Raymond watch me
  • Playing: with my dog
  • Eating: peanut butter tacos
  • Drinking: earl gray tea Hot very hot
For a number of reasons it has been a long time since I have written a journal.

It has been months since I have gotten home from the hospital and I have had an epiphany of sorts... Being in the hospital for over a month scared me and scared me bad. I am working on ideas from my journals, sketchbooks, and those that have been floating loose in my head for years. I am afraid this is done with a strong feeling of panic. One of my coworkers has gone so far as to say I am working on my bucket list.

One of my first and oldest passions is the fiber arts. I started as a cub scout learning knots which very quickly grew into macramé. Macramé led to braiding. Braiding led to inkle weaving.

I macraméd a night gown in high school and learned dye work. Between my sophomore year and my junior year ,I studied boutique with some Buddhist Monks.

I built 4 multi harness loom and I do not know how many frame looms over the years and I have never woven on a loom I built. Such is life.

As a matter of fact, I have flown a lot of model rockets and I have built a lot of model rockets but I have never flown a rocket I built. I have flown some I have painted but never one I built.

It has been 20 years since I last sat at a loom. Joanne has given me weaving lessons and I am working on a tapestry of approximately 36 X 30 version of my dancing bull Running Bull From the Cave Wall Running Bull From the Cave Wall by bear48 and need to have it finished by the end of August.

I am also working on a six foot wide, seven and a half foot tall tapestry loom... Maybe i will get to weave on this one 


Wild Horse by bear48
Wild Horse
Wild Horse

9X12

ink and watercolor on watercolor paper

I have had an epiphany of sorts... Being in the hospital for over a month scared me and scared me bad. I am working on ideas from my journals, sketchbooks, and those that have been floating loose in my head for years. I am afraid this is done with a strong feeling of panic 

Here is another in the serious of cave paintings that I have been working on. They are meant to be from the caves from Barbarana's world.


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Mimbres Rabbit by bear48
Mimbres Rabbit
Mimbres Rabbit

11X15.5

ink and watercolor on watercolor paper

I have had an epiphany of sorts... Being in the hospital for over a month scared me and scared me bad. I am working on ideas from my journals, sketchbooks, and those that have been floating loose in my head for years. I am afraid this is done with a strong feeling of panic 

I think every one who knows me knows I have a very deep love of the Mimbres people and their pottery. This is my interpretation of a Mimbres Rabbit. Minbres work is very monochrome and mine is very polychrome.


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  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Johnny Jump Up - Gaelic Storm
  • Reading: The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
  • Watching: Raymond watch me
  • Playing: with my dog
  • Eating: peanut butter tacos
  • Drinking: earl gray tea Hot very hot
For a number of reasons it has been a long time since I have written a journal.

It has been months since I have gotten home from the hospital and I have had an epiphany of sorts... Being in the hospital for over a month scared me and scared me bad. I am working on ideas from my journals, sketchbooks, and those that have been floating loose in my head for years. I am afraid this is done with a strong feeling of panic. One of my coworkers has gone so far as to say I am working on my bucket list.

One of my first and oldest passions is the fiber arts. I started as a cub scout learning knots which very quickly grew into macramé. Macramé led to braiding. Braiding led to inkle weaving.

I macraméd a night gown in high school and learned dye work. Between my sophomore year and my junior year ,I studied boutique with some Buddhist Monks.

I built 4 multi harness loom and I do not know how many frame looms over the years and I have never woven on a loom I built. Such is life.

As a matter of fact, I have flown a lot of model rockets and I have built a lot of model rockets but I have never flown a rocket I built. I have flown some I have painted but never one I built.

It has been 20 years since I last sat at a loom. Joanne has given me weaving lessons and I am working on a tapestry of approximately 36 X 30 version of my dancing bull Running Bull From the Cave Wall Running Bull From the Cave Wall by bear48 and need to have it finished by the end of August.

I am also working on a six foot wide, seven and a half foot tall tapestry loom... Maybe i will get to weave on this one 


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I made the Steampunk goggles I am wearing

I was my birthday present to myself

I really would go flying if I could

If it could be with 16 cylinders of supercharged, canvas and dope covered, amphibious, island hopping fury I would. Hopeless Romantic by bear48


I want to feel the wind in my face and have not much more that a well built kite around me Curtis Junior by bear48

Or just to race the wind in something I built myself Somday by bear48

such are the things of dreams

Be well and many blessings on your houses
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:iconicebunny1999:
icebunny1999 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Student Artist
Thank you for the llama
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ella-cheng Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
Bunny Emoji-87 (Thanks) [V5] for the llama :D
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LostMemoryOfADream Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the llama! :D Llama jump
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AndrogynousRabbit Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama <:
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Mace062801 Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Student Artist
Ty for llama
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LucyDahliaRyder Featured By Owner 1 day ago
thank you very much for the llama!!!
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FallenLegends Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the llama!
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katiejo911 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch, Bear!
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Ayashi-saama Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Llama :D
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Anime-Music-Dragons Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
:) Thanks for the Llama :)
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