Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More "Gray" Rug Hooking



Here is another of my "gray" pieces. At the moment I just have these two (the gray flower runner and this pillow) however I'm very tempted to do another. A lot of rug hookers won't use gray but I really love the way both of the pieces turned out and don't think the gray takes away or dulls the pieces at all. I tend to be a renegade hooker and don't follow the "rules" but in my opinion, as with any art form, one should be allowed free expression - there are no rules in my hooking!
I actually did not hook both pieces in the last few weeks either. I do work fast but not that fast! I did them last year as inventory for a possible upcoming show or for the local shop but I figured why not open them up to my Etsy audience too.

Gray is rather appropriate at the moment on the east coast. This has been an awful June (and I don't think May was that great either). Last night on the news they said we have had 1 day of full sun in June, and 17 out of 22 days with rain! Yesterday we were lucky - the sun peaked out a few times. The forecast for the week is partly cloudy too so there are peaks of sun predicted each day. The best is yet to come - the forecast for the weekend, extending into next week, looks most sunny and seasonal - yippee - just in time for our week at the beach starting Saturday!

7 comments:

julie Haymaker thompson said...

O.K. Girl Get on the stick and do more they are wonderful your sense of color just YUMMY!!!

Beth Anderson said...

Thanks Julie!
:-)

lilylovekin said...

I love the shades and tones of colors you use and think the grey looks great. I'm glad to hear you are going to have sunny skies for your vacation.

Kathy said...

I happen to love gray in decor...not so much for the weather and that was all we were getting until it decided to get so hot and humid that you can move without sweating!

Love the piece!

Ross said...

Nice blog… you can find more modern wool rugs, which can be used to decorate home.

sharon said...

Beth, I looooove your grays. They are my favorite pcs. and this one is also stunning! Just beautiful!

Tish said...

Beth, you do beautiful work. I wanted to ask you if you would be interested in joining my group. It's on Engage The Arts under Needle Arts of Fibers. I'm really trying to get this group growing big and strong for all Fiber Arts Artist like yourself. It's FREE to join and you would be such a benefit to our group to learn from. If your interested, just let me know through your reply. Thanks!