Nellie No Friends

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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.

I cut up the cover of a vintage children's book for the bottom and top piece

 

My eyebrows are not that large in real life.

 

This pattern came to life unexpectedly- with no plan ahead of time

 

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