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  • I am a tapestry artist & naturalist living in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, an environment of constant inspiration. Within these pages you will find not only a portfolio of my works but also many tales, thoughts, and musings about my journeys in tapestry weaving & life; the two are as closely linked as warp & weft and so should not be separated.


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    I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them.
    Jackson Pollock

grand journey

  • Grand Journey
    I was the September 2010 Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim. This is a chronological portfolio of the creation of Grand Journey, a tapestry depicting a life size California Condor in flight over Grand Canyon that the Park requested me to weave. The finished tapestry is approximately 6 feet wide by 10 feet in height. Creation of this piece began in December 2010 and was completed in February 2013. She will go on permanent display at the North Rim's Visitor Center in late summer of 2013. I have the distinct pleasure and honor of being the first contemporary tapestry weaver to be awarded a National Park Artist Residency, and also the first to have my work included in a National Park's permanent art collection!


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March 01, 2012


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lyn hart

Tommye, thank you so much for your heartfelt words. You have been one of my biggest inspirations ever since we "met" through our blogs... if it wasn't for your sharing of your own residency experiences, I never would have even thought to do anything like this. You can bet that my condor will be carrying a bit of you with her to the Grand Canyon!

Gaelyn, I will be at Lees Ferry from April 1st to the 28th... Dennis will be with me for a small portion of that time. I will email you as the time gets closer so we can plan a get together!

tommye scanlin

I had/have tears in my eyes as I read your post. First, congratulations on your persistence with your lady! Second, and not least-- CONGRATULATIONS on the next residency! Third, your title for the piece was what brought out the tears. I know that your dedication to the task, insight into the importance of the condor, and immersion into all that's involved into making a creative statement are coming together to make this a beautiful piece. I hope to see it in person someday!!!!

lyn hart

Oh my goodness, you all inspire me so much with your kind words & excitement! Those of you who weave & blog about your own work motivate me to keep at it; those of you who write beautiful prose on your blogs lift me up when I am feeling down; those of you who share stellar photos of beautiful, special places on your blogs remind why what I am doing is important; those of you who simply visit & read help me remember why I started my blog to begin with-- to share with others a love of art & life.

Thank you all for hanging in there & commenting when I finally write a new post... I have wanted to write much more often than this, but it just seems that I write when I know the time is right. Just like when I suddenly know I have woven a stubborn head & "bad feet" right!

Rebecca Mezoff

Awesome awesome awesome. And I love the excrement-as-cooling-device thing. :)
Congrats on Glen Canyon!

Jan Austin

Oh yeah, the head looks perfect! Hopefully the second half will go more quickly, after all it's downhill, right?

Annie Kerr

I'm astounded to see it so far, and smiling at your final words which convey so well how far you've come with this piece and how far you have to go. In for the long haul, birds with bad feet and all. I'm so excited and a little bit jealous that you can go off and do another residency. Wild wild places are waiting for you!!!

Thanks for linking to my pages. Ax


How does one even start to find the descriptive words for this Grand Journey? She is a beauty.

Just when will you be at Lees Ferry in April?


My dear the tapestry is more amazing than the image that has existed in my mind for many months. You and it are incredible. I love you.

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