|Me as an Interpretive Park Ranger in 1998|
Now, here I am, nearly 16 years later, still embroidering, & writing/blogging about it! Sharing my work on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram...
My current love is embroidered portraits. Ones that I completed recently are of 2 of my favorite singer/songwriters.
I have loved Richard Marx's music since I 1st heard Should've Known Better on Fly 92.3 FM (Albany, NY) at the ripe old age of 13. I have seen him in concert 3 times, & have all of his albums. I sing along in the car, & on my ipod while I embroider in my room.
|Portrait of Richard Marx traced on muslin|
Generally I watch movies or listen to music while I stitch. Here, I had a night of music movies while stitching.
|About half way through embroidering Richard Marx|
The finished redwork portrait below. I'm thinking of creating a bunch of embroidered portraits of singers that inspire me & make a quilt out of them...
|The finished embroidered portrait of Richard Marx|
I re-discovered Gavin DeGraw when he appeared on Dancing With the Stars. I bought his current album then, & started listening to his 1st album that I got when I worked at Borders in Saratoga Springs, NY. (Oh, how I miss Borders.) Now I have all of his albums & listen to them almost as much as the a fore mentioned Mr. Marx.
|Traced out and ready to stitch- Gavin DeGraw|
1.) Red is my favorite color & that's why I was originally drawn to it.
2.) it is very simple & clean. By simple I mean crisp, uncluttered, unpretentious, not easy. There is still a certain level of mastery required, though it is great for beginners because it, typically, only requires mastery of 3 different stitches (back stitch or outline stitch, french knots & lazy daisy).
I love the way this portrait came out. It is casual, & slightly primitive, but modern in its own way.
|Gavin DeGraw portrait completed|
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