WIPs and Goals

Well, mostly WIPs. It's hard for me to talk about goals in my art. Is it for you?

 WIP: Purple planet.

WIP: Purple planet.

For instance, I made two pieces earlier this year that I'm trying again, on a larger scale. Purple Planet, above, is one of them. Today I'm painting it using water only, removing color, distressing the image and the texture of the paper, before I stick the needle and thread into it.

 WIP: Lips self portrait x stitch.

WIP: Lips self portrait x stitch.

I can nervously talk about goals regarding the photorealistic Lips x stitch above. I say nervously because it is my actual goal to show this in LA in the Stitch Fetish, erotic stitching show. And to admit that I have that kind of goal is a little scary because the curatorial decision is out of my control.

 Embroidered tank I made for my friend Juline. I love this font.

Embroidered tank I made for my friend Juline. I love this font.

Another goal is to make more gifts for my friends and loved one, like this embroidered tank I made for my cool friend Juline who moved away and who I miss terribly.

 Bifurcated, Take 1. Embroidery on 2 inch square watercolor.

Bifurcated, Take 1. Embroidery on 2 inch square watercolor.

Finally there is the goalless, WIP-only Bifurcated embroidery. I'm just playing with this image, with process. This is a very wonkily stitched, tiny version on watercolor paper. No goals or directions. Just experimenting.