Friday, December 7, 2007

Change of plan, sort of

The sculptural part of this project isn't going to happen according to my schedule: I've just not had enough time or energy to do all the spinning I need to, although sampling the silk noil I will use for the chess pieces has been going as well as can be expected.

(Which means I haven't had time to do much!)

I really wanted to get some different silk to work with (from The Silk Tree), and made a special trip to the Silk Weaving Studio on Granville Island in Vancouver when I was there three weeks ago. Despite a sign saying they were open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the door was locked and the place was dark (and we were there at 12:30 p.m.). hrumph.

Work on the book progresses, however: I've been doing a fair bit of reading about the history of the area where they were found, and have an outline done of what I want to write and draw. The actual process of doing the book itself isn't what's going to take the time, it's all the other prep work.