I counted the knots in one square cm and did the math... about 800 french knots! The first 100 were killer rough but after that if became quite enjoyable. ; ) I love it. And I really love the sky too actually. The clouds are perfect. I found lots of great frames and some double matting too. I can't wait to get the edges done.
|2 pm done done done.|
And oooh! I have "Mother's Homestead" completely finished, mounted, signed, and framed. It is gorgeous and I'm so, so proud of it. I'll be contacting the person who commissioned me to make it as soon as I take final photos and firm up shipping. I will post a good photo here as soon as I have better lighting.
And hot on the tail of that, I just had a new request for another commission! I'm thrilled. Remember the Telephone Poles along Highway 7?
|the inspiration - my photo from the window of a fast car|
Well, I've been asked to reproduce it on a larger scale for someone who has moved away from the prairies and just absolutely loves something about this piece. : ) This one happens to be one of my favorites, which is why I have it. It's not for sale. But this is so thrilling, and so touching to have someone else see what I love and love it just as much. The future owner of this was a prairie girl. (Of course!)
|in progress - pins for marking fenceposts, how I work paperless|
|my rendition of that photo|
Don't worry Mandy and Jesica - I did inform them person that I need to finish up your commissions first. They agreed. I'm super-thrilled.