Saturday, February 14, 2015

'identity'



'Identity'
2015, cross stitch with wool on canvas - 59cm w x 42cm h (23.2" x 16.5")

So *this* is what I have been doing with all my spare time since being made redundant!!  It took me approximately 100 hours to complete, and is now with my framer to be finished off ;)

I feel I am on the verge of a fantastic job ... I can feel it in my bones!  In the meantime, I'm enjoying having time to create, create, create!  It's pretty hot here at the moment (today is around the 40 deg C mark - 104 F), so I can handweave in the morning upstairs before it gets too hot, then move to air conditioned downstairs to stitch after that!

Here's what I'm working on now:


I'm revisiting the Moon Phases design, this time stitching it in an A4 size so it can be sold as a ready-to-hang piece.  I may do a few in different background colours, depending on feedback.  This is still my favourite, though it was the first cross stitch I ever designed back in 2000!!

Oh, and I have green hair now ... though no picture I take can convey it's green-ness!!  It's actually bright grass-green, Manic Panic's 'Green Envy'.