Embroidery, soon to become a favorite medium of mine, is something magical. There
is a kind of mystery to its development. You begin with a few lines, here and there, just to
get things started. And soon you're off; making flat stitches turn to shallow hills of color.
And as the piece progresses- whether you work all over at once, or you finish certain
sections at a time, you never can quite predict how your images will turn out; how those
last second little stitches can make all the difference. You may think you are simply filling
in an area with a solid, flat color, and yet when you stop- there they are... the breaks in
between the stitches create even more lines for your eyes to follow and get lost in.
I do believe this is love.
This self portrait is the second embroidery I've created.
More to come, for sure!