as you can see, these have been a stitching couple of weeks.
well, sorta kinda because some of the pieces are more mixed media as in the above pctured book cover and family crest.
but below...the labour of love. labour intensive since it was embroidered with single threads. it is a pam garrison template i bought on etsy. i didn't realize when i bought it that the details were tinier than tiny, but being the perseverer that i am, i just began. one stitch, one thread at a time. it took me almost two weeks to complete. i added a little border in patchwork to give it the finishing touch and it is now framed in my bedroom.
below, more embroidery with a seaside twist inspired by carolyn saxby in st. ives, one of my favorite fabric artists who recently sent me one her mixed media seaside hearts.
and then.......somewhere over the rainbow also in single thread for a chunky fabric book i am working on, stop and go since it is also labour intensive. since this photograph a few moremwords have been completed as well as other significant pages.
when i am in need of a mantra, i choose repetitive stitches
only last night did i return to my faces
it always surprises me that they usually look so innocent, between childhood and adolescence. i don't intend them to be that way, they just go their own way with the ebb and flow of the pen and pencil movements.
i love the expression on this sweet face.
these last two are a bit older, having gotten lost in my hardrive, practices in pencil and ink pens both part of a bookmark that now marks the spot in my present readings.
and what are these you might ask? well....two miniature portraits on oyster shells a-la lynne hoppe to be scattered at point lobos also a-la lynne next week as we head up the california coast.
at least this lady looks a bit more adult-ish.
well that is the jist of it for now, hope to see you on the road.