I was first inspired by cold wind and how it can be both refreshing and also unwelcome. It’s also wildly unpredictable and can change directions in an instance. The emotion I wanted to portray was obvious discomfort, but in that discomfort, peace.
I started out with a reference photo of an upturned head and created a sketch with a mechanical pencil. I prefer mechanical purely out of lazy motivation, I hate having to constantly sharpen drawing pencils. As for line weight, I use pen or paint later in the process. For her body, I tried to capture a relaxed position, returning to the theme of peace. Next, I rolled an eraser across the pencil lines to erase most of them but leave enough for me to see the basic outlines. I used a magenta colored pencil for the finalized lines, but if I could go back in time…
This is a purse I sent to a dear friend for a birthday present after she moved back to her home country. The frame is a little battered (sorry C!) since I didn´t have the right tools at the country.
I used some left over mauve linen and chose some embroidery cotton that would make a nice colour scheme. With a paler fabric I could have drawn my layout straight onto the material but here I had to sew the flowers on without any guidelines.
The design is my own with inspiration from Pinterest (as usual). The letters are embroidered mainly with french knots.
I hope you’re well and that you’re immersed into creative activities. I surely am someone that’s all in into the development of my creative skills. I’ve recently learned to machine sew and I totally love it. And the amount of machine sewn masks, tote bags, pillow cases that I have at home are growing exponentially. And my creativity is intensively stimulated as well. And I think that when adding new skills to your creative toolbox, you have even more ways to express your creativity and to turn ideas into finished objects… which is the creator’s dream…
And this is why I’m inviting you to attend the Fiber Arts Symposium. It’s a great opportunity to add more skills to your toolbox. And there’s such a plethora of amazing classes on fiber, yarn, embroidery, paper, etc (see the Schedule on the Fiber Arts Symposium site), that you’ll surely find…
June mood…what a month! I will work on being a better ally and also keep this a positive space. Stay safe and stay kind! 💚
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