Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Embroidered Chickadee

I have been seeing a ton of fantastic needlework on the internet in the last, oh I dunno, year or so and I got super inspired to give it a try.

My thoughts on embroidery? It's fun, though really time consuming. I like treating the colors like oil pastels, mixing colors through proximity. Sort of like Van Gogh's painting style. I wanted it to go quicker, to feel more like drawing, but it forced me to slow down and really think about each little line. It was also interesting working with all straight lines. All and all, it was a neat exercise and it really took me out of my comfort zone. Plus, I think he came out pretty cute.

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