the traveling tap 6

Last Sunday I decided that I wanted to create a sixth Traveling Tap for my upcoming Nuqat Conference talk in November. I made this decision at the eleventh hour since I’m traveling tomorrow to the UK for a month, and wanted to take it with me. I haven’t packed, am completely exhausted, and have so much housework left to do. But at least my tapestry is set.

the pattern was so painful i resorted to wearing my daughter's 3D glasses, thanks to my sister's suggestion

the pattern was so painful i resorted to wearing my daughter’s 3D glasses, thanks to my sister’s suggestion

by sunday night i had her face more or less complete

by sunday evening i had her face more or less complete

this is how i left her sunday night

this is how i left her sunday night

monday morning i had housework to do so i left her for a bit. it was difficult but i had to switch her off

monday morning i had housework to do so i left her for a few hours. it was difficult but i managed to switch her off

black and white. work resumed monday night

black and white. work resumed monday night

i dedicated tuesday morning to her. and then again tuesday evening

i dedicated tuesday morning to her. and tuesday night

i wish i had a larger space to paint and explore

i wish i had a larger space to paint and explore

i enjoyed working on the skirt

i enjoyed working on her skirt

paint by numbers

i paint by numbers

one special patch by yousef. every now and then i let a loved one leave their mark on my work

one special patch by yousef. every now and then i let a loved one leave their mark on my work

when life creeps its way into my paintings

when life creeps its way into my paintings

this morning i completed her. we are ready to travel

this morning i completed her. we are ready to travel

she got baby k's seal of approval. he really loved the colors and even attempted to pick up one of the polyhedra i painted

she got baby k’s seal of approval. he really loved the colors and even attempted to pick up one of the painted polyhedra

later that day i climbed to the roof to try to photograph her, but it was windy and impossible to keep her still. and she's mighty heavy

later today i climbed to the roof so my sister would photograph her, but it was windy and impossible to keep her still. and she’s mighty heavy

so this was plan b. she enjoyed dipping her feet in my parents' pool

so this was plan b. she enjoyed dipping her feet in my parents’ pool

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