Friday, 22 June 2012
midsummer dreaming - a miniature embroidery artwork
It is a busy Friday - I have completed several new artworks this week and have just updated my shop. Apologies but I have not added any new gouache sketches today, time went by so quickly over the past several days and I do not like to rush anything. There will be new gouache sketches in my shop next week.
A little about the embroidery - this piece features a figure with her dress 'embellished' with tiny dreaming faces. I am thinking perhaps the faces are emerging through her and beyond, or she has sat and stitched them for hours and hours.... The background to this piece has dancing organic patterns, inspired by medieval artwork. I love lilies in medieval artwork - one of these days I will make a piece with lilies (just writing a note to self!). The detailing in this piece is really intricate as the whole measures just 9cm by 7cm approx. I had in mind a larger piece for this theme/title but after a few false starts I decided it wanted to be smaller - and that's just the way it goes some times. However, I have a slightly larger piece in the works right now. Don't want to say too much about it just yet - except that when ever I look at it I tell myself 'only work on this when you are absolutely focused and revved up'. It is easier to know those moments, these days, I get the itch to sit and stitch intensely, and I know that's when the work may flow....
An enjoyable time with paper and fabric and stitches this week - and much more I haven't even show you yet. Did I mention there are new mixed media dolls in my shop today?
Now I hope you will enjoy taking a look and have a very good Friday and weekend x