I don't usually work at night any more, but the timing seemed right. B requested a flax / canola field last spring. My reminder note got misplaced... and I completely forgot. She sent me a gently reminder via email. I was so embarrassed! She was so understanding. (Thank you B.) We talked once more and she gave me more details of what she was hoping for.
She loved the flax & trees in this one, but requested that the golden field in the distance be canola. That's easy to swap a color. I'll be adding more trees into the hills as well. I sketched it all out, which is another thing I don't usually do. This is a newer photo of mine and I haven't stared at it long enough to really know how I would stitch it out.
|general preliminary ideas - the colors are suggestions|
Sketching it out is such a good way for me to get to 'know' a scene. As I draw each part of the landscape, ideas come to me as to what stitches I would use. It becomes clear which aspects will be fabric, and with will be thread. I end up knowing which parts will be done by machine and which will be hand embroidered. I can't wait to start! This feels good.
I decided it was too late to blog. I packed away the pencil crayons and looked around to find where my extremely quiet children were. They weren't in the house. It was 8:30 pm, and pitch black outside already. I peeked into the back yard. There they were. : ) It was SO adorable that I grabbed the camera!!
|Arwen in the garden at night - 8:30 pm in September : )|