Ink, paint, pencil, charcoal, photoshop… none of these things intimidate me, but a string and needle? I’m baffled. I feel a little foolish for admitting that. As if, as a creative person, all creative mediums should flow effortlessly from my hands. Ya, no. That’s not the case.
But I admire and respect these works of art even more because they are such a challenge to get my little mind around.
I love the delicate lines and the “drawn” quality in these pieces. They are as priceless and expressive as a drawing, but with added texture and form. Just look at them! The colors are so saturated, the contrast is high, and I have to admit, if they were hanging in a gallery I might just have to sneak a little feel. The textures are amazing!
I hope these inspire you as much as they have me! Next time I look at a needle and floss, I am going to try to see it differently – as a beautiful, diverse, textural art form.
What about you? Have you ever tried your hand at artistic embroidery?