In between fussing with the AVL and warping a couple of other looms for rugs and dishtowels,
I have been working on a Luna moth.
On a Sunday morn this past June, while sitting at the kitchen table, drinking coffee and working the crossword puzzle from the Sunday paper, I looked up and saw this on our screen door!
I have always heard it is good luck to see a Luna Moth.
The next day there were two!
I knew then I wanted to make a Luna moth, so I bought an encyclopedia of Moths and Butterflies to study while planning this one.
It takes time for me to work out in my mind how to make a new piece like this before it gets to paper and then finally to the construction phase.
I usually have several new sculptures in my head, but I know when the time is right to make each one. At times they just happen, but others, like this one, take some thought.
I really wanted to finish Luna for the upcoming TRAC tour participant’s exhibition.
That is where he is headed next week along with a woven hanging.
Made with my hand dyed wool fabric, hand embroidery, wrapped wire and mohair body,
Luna has been inspiring to create.
I have a feeling more moths are going to appear in the future!
Wishing you a safe and fun filled day!