Longing and art

Fantasies of a dedicated studio space and time to create have overcome me again. 

 Pearl cotton, size 8. WIP on a watercolor. 

Pearl cotton, size 8. WIP on a watercolor. 

But they remain fantasies.

In the meantime, I experimented with stitching a window frame and bush fronds (in crossed, fly stitch) on the castle print I made a few weeks back at a printing workshop at Artspace.

 Peering through a window upon a Castle. Hand embroidery on a print.

Peering through a window upon a Castle. Hand embroidery on a print.

I completed a layer of black honeycombs on a watercolor painting I’m slowing working on. Now I’m plotting the next layer.

 WIP: Honey Planets. Hand embroidery on watercolor and pencil.

WIP: Honey Planets. Hand embroidery on watercolor and pencil.

And I’m back to work on another large scale, photographic x stitch of one of my body parts. This time my lips, which my dear friend Rebecca shot and edited for me.

 Plotting my Lips. I love the colors!

Plotting my Lips. I love the colors!

And always, 10,000 ideas. 

 Geeking out on the subtle but important distinction on DMC 975 versus 400.

Geeking out on the subtle but important distinction on DMC 975 versus 400.

And always, longing.