Saturday, July 28, 2007
based very loosely on the work of shizuko kimura, this is a piece for my current opus assignment. you can see what my hubby really looks like in the photo - not such a charicature, and beautiful. i love this photo of him. he is intently inspecting the portside hull of an old boat we are thinking of buying. i got between him and the boat and snapped a pix. the embroidery is a blind contour drawing on linen, stitched with one strand of wool. i could do pieces like this all day long.
about blind contour drawing...if you are a person who is afraid of drawing, as i have been, blind contour is the way to go. it's fun. it's loose. and the results are always pretty good.