Remember when I had a show at my mom's lakehouse this past summer? I had some sketchbooks of mine set out on one table to show the process I take for the people coming to see me art. One photo in particular really grabbed one of the women. "If you make that, I want it!" she said. Yesterday I started...
|the original photo I took last fall|
|this is the 6x6" background and the plans I had done beside the photo in my sketchbook|
|I pick out thread colors like a painter would prepare paint.|
|I lay down some thread using free motion sewing on my little machine|
|I am finished the free machine work|
|Now the 'pretty' starts: I add rosehips, leaves, and more grasses by hand. Detail. Detail.|
|threads cleaned up, edges finished. Work Complete!|
Are you wowed!? I am wowed. I did this in all day, all night, and all morning... now I am done. I am thrilled. I wish you could see some of the sheen in the heavier blonde grasses that I stitched by hand. It really glows. It's beautiful! Off to the framer's I go...
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