Eyes Framed and Ready for Their Closeup

I PROMISE that this is the last post I'll write about the Spanish Eyes piece! I know this must be getting boring.

 Spanish Eyes, x stitch portrait of my own eyes, 2015.

Spanish Eyes, x stitch portrait of my own eyes, 2015.

It was the biggest art project I'v ever completed. The final piece is 6.5 inches x 14 inches.

 WIPS over the year it took to stitch up.

WIPS over the year it took to stitch up.

I started it back in January 2014. I had no idea what I had taken on, in terms of it's size and the time it would take to finish it. It was my first x stitch design and only my second x stitch piece.

 The backside was so messy! I won't make such a mess again.

The backside was so messy! I won't make such a mess again.

The design is based on a photo I took of myself in the NYC subway system, while waiting for the train. I was just entertaining myself, playing with my phone.

 Supplies before I took my first stitch.

Supplies before I took my first stitch.

I used four strands of DMC 6 strand cotton in 34 different shades.  I took the piece with me on a two-week trip to Prague and Italy last Spring and to LA in the Summer. 

 The proprietress of the Bull City Art and Frame Company unveiling my piece.

The proprietress of the Bull City Art and Frame Company unveiling my piece.

When I finally finished it, in March 2015, I splurged and had it custom framed by the Bull City Art and Frame Company. They did a BEAUTIFUL job with the frame work. I could not be more pleased with the quality of their finished work.

I've had some high quality postcards made by Moo.com. I've sent them around the world. If anyone would like a postcard, leave me a comment here. I'd be happy to share one.

 Give me shout if you'd like to send you a postcard.

Give me shout if you'd like to send you a postcard.

And now I'm flitting about, looking for another piece to capture my imagination. I suspect it may take a while... but I promise that I will write about different projects again, soon!

But, for real, I do appreciate all of the comments and support while I worked on this epic piece. And I'm so happy.

Onward, ho!