I started this embroidery a long time ago and decided it needed something. Fun but, meh, who cares.

It was just wrong. So I cut it up.

It’s beginning to have a little intrigue. Should I make it into a book, a sculpture, a mobile or a framed piece. Like I said, I’m stuck. Help!!

You’re allowed to say throw it away, or spray paint it black and go with texture instead of color. Any thoughts would be welcome.

Thank you 😁

Beasties of Burden

Framing my watercolors and embroideries has become too expensive. I can’t seem to sell everything either, so I’m left with a lot of framed pieces with no home. I thought of a way around this problem and still be able to continue doing my stitching. That would be with my little flying moths and birds which I’ve shown in previous posts. However, I felt like they needed a purpose or a story. This is what I came up with, as a small tag that would come with the critter:

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When my children where little and didn’t feel well, I would tell them to give their sore throats and tummy aches to Henry. He was a puppet that hung from the ceiling. They imagined their illness, no matter what it was, all balled up in an imaginary sack. Then they would give that bundle to Henry. He would fly their burdens to a distant place where illness and worry would turn to dust and disappear. My Beasties of Burden are just like Henry and come in all shapes and sizes. They are sure to fly your troubles away! They actually work beautifully for adults as well as children. All it takes is a few minutes and a little imagination.

MothaWashington9966Okay, thoughts? Are there any marketing people out there that would like to give an artist some free advice? Even if the advice is to stop trying to be an artist…I can take it…really.

Upstate New York Black Eyed Suzies

More urban regrowth. I love this piece of rust and could have used it a number of ways but this is what happened to it:

And a different fun view:

A little of this and that

Just a fun mish-mash of buttons, old embroidered pieces, jeans and abphoto. Like a stream of consciousness.

Learning the ropes


Actually it would be learning the floss but I couldn’t help it. This piece was done early on. Several issues are the puckering, which can probably blocked out (I have know idea if that’s true or not) and I did it freehand and feel pretty good about that. These pieces I’m showing are all about getting to know the materials and the stitches. I’m beginning to branch out with both. In the meantime…baby steps.

New Interest

Now onto something you’ll really like (hopefully). I have found yet another medium that fascinates me. Embroidery! I’m not sure where my other interests go like the photography, painting, cartooning or even writing. I don’t think they ever die completely. In fact, the last time I did an embroidery it must have been when I was in high school. I will try to find it and post it. If nothing else I love the style change.

These are a few beginning pieces. They are very small just a few inches across. My favorite is this one. Perhaps because it uses and old earring and it’s a little more three dimensional than the rest.