I was very pleased when the movie adaptation of 12 Years a Slave won Oscars for Best Motion Picture of the Year & Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Lupita Nyong'o). However, I was most excited when it won for Best Adapted Screenplay (John Ridley). To me, this was the biggest win, for it was like Solomon himself won an award for his writing. I cried.
|Pattern of Solomon Northup|
Tonight's #MovieToStitchTo is the #Oscars2014 of course! Embroidering a #12YearsASlave inspired #redwork pic.twitter.com/LEOFlbCk2h
— TishaDolton (@aprilsongstress) March 3, 2014
|The final redwork portrait of Somolon Northup by aprilsongstress|
I really like how the embroidered portrait came out. Just need to finish up the framing.
Saratoga Springs, NY has declared the 3rd Saturday in July to be Solomon Northup Day.