Life has been busy and I haven't had a chance to participate in Take a Stitch Tuesday for a couple of weeks. Truth be told, if I had really liked the last few stitches I would have made time to try them again. Life has slowed down a little this week. I felt the Chained Barred Stitch worked well with this piece. I couched down some lovely ribbon. I have a huge stash of funky yarns that could have been used but I liked the look of the ribbon. I started stitching with some plain cotton that was already threaded into a needle. When it ran out I was upset with myself for taking the easy road, using an already threaded needle. I didn't remember the specific thread and therefore couldn't match it. Then I thought so what! Use another color of thread. Good grief, a pretty simple solution really.
Thanks to Sharon B at Pintangle for running Take a Stitch Tuesday.
As a self-taught artist, I have developed a practice of experimenting with my own ideas, which seem boundless. Curiosity and research continually drive me daily. For over 20 years I have taken an explorative approach towards art making. My optimistic approach to life is represented in my art as I find beauty in even the most difficult circumstances. This beautiful, imperfect life I live is meant to be shared through my creativity, resourcefulness and curiosity. I hope to influence my audience with joy.