I was really hoping to have an Art Journaling video finished for you today, but I need a bit more time to edit it. Everything just seems to take me a bit longer to complete these days, but I guess I have the excuse of being almost 37 weeks pregnant. So I thought I'd give you a sneak peek into some other artsy fun I've been experimenting with lately. Remember the Flower Embroidery Hoops that I did a while back? Well, that particular idea has morphed into using vintage photos and "painting" on them with thread. Here is one of them. I did some fun close up shots of the stitches on the piece. I am really having fun with a new macro extender tube on my camera. It gives an unusual perspective on something typical, and I like that.
There she is...isnt she so lovely? The photo was an original of a newlywed couple from Germany all dressed up in their wedding attire. Here's the original photo...
Arent they gorgeous? I love how serious people are in old photos. Most likely because they have been holding that same pose for a ridiculously long time waiting for the image to expose, and couldn't hold a smile the whole time. So, I scanned it and cropped it down to just the woman's upper torso, printed on fabric, and framed in a vintage metal hoop. Then I spent days and days with her just letting the colors, shapes, and stitches present themselves to me organically as I kept adding and adding. She measures 5" across and is hung by a hand dyed silk ribbon. I have several more of these I will be sharing soon, so stay tuned. If you are interested in her, send me a message, otherwise I will be saving her for my next show. Have a splendid day, and remember to look at something typical today in an unusual way!