I’ve joined an online creative workshop called Nellie No Friends. Week One’s assignment was to create this neat little book like thingy with two pages. We first had to chose a 5-color pallet and create using those colors. For the first or top page we were to create a self portrait involving stitching. For the second, or bottom page we were to create a pattern using our 5 chosen pallet colors.
I really enjoyed drawing with thread. The simple, meditative act of stitching allowed me to loosen up and let go of my perfectionist ideals. My portrait evolved into a woodland fairy of sorts but I thought that was appropriate for me being from Maine- atleast the “woodland” part! We do have a lot of woods around.