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Friday, October 12, 2018

Done And Dusted... least, where the stitch is concerned...have a look...

The top 'side' is actually a lot more yellow than that, but because Lutradur XL is semi transparent,  and the piece is back lit, the pink from the other side is showing through...and vice versa.  I did contemplate noodling a line across the whole piece, with the occasional leaf on it, but decided against it.  I like the feeling of space in this work.  I am, though, contemplating adding some text...'dreaming the crimson daisy', which is the title of the book. 

Have another look at an individual daisy.

The stitch is fairly even, but it's by no means perfect.  It's the stitch equivalent of colouring outwith the lines; I wanted a relaxed, modern feel, and I also wanted to even out the relative sizes of the petals, hence the stitch.  I usually vary stitch length too, for visual interest, but decided that it would be a distraction rather than an enhancement.  What I'm trying to say here, I suppose, is that I wouldn't win any awards for stitch with this piece, but that doesn't make it any less beautiful.  It works, and that's what's important.  So many of us worry about work not being perfect...well, guess what?  Perfect, by and large, is boring.  And it's really not necessary to enjoy either making or appreciating a piece of art.  Mother Nature doesn't make each petal of an individual flower the same; she doesn't like boring, either.  That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it.


SheilasEmbroidery said...

Perfectly imperfect. Just like nature.😻

marion barnett said...

Good enough, lol, which is all I ever aim for. Thank you x