Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Eyes Have It!



Hi All! I know it's been a while but life is still a little hectic over here. This is my latest piece. It's a hand embroidered eye hand surrounded by french knots. I have a new camera and I just love how it picks up the details of the embroidery. You can actually see the variations in colors(at least on my end anyway). I'm so happy that I have a new camera and that it takes better photos then the old one. It's kind of appropriate too that the first picture of my work with my new camera is an eye.

Whenever I think of eyes I think that they are a window of the world. When I was a little girl I once went to my grandmother's church and some lovely old woman said she could see the whole world in my eyes. I never quite forgot it. It's true you know , people can pretend to be happy or they can pretend to be mad but in the end the eyes always give it away. You can tell a sad person if they have sad eyes no matter how big the smile on their face. It's also hard to lie without your eyes giving you away. I need my eyes so much to do my embroidery and oddly enough I can see better while embroidering without my coke bottle bifocles then I can with them on.

I'm gonna stop now because I've been happily embroidering away for the Albany Shaker Craft Fair next weekend. Please stop by and say hi if you are in the neighborhood and I'll be back asap. Blessings to you and yours!

6 comments:

JudyOlson said...

Eye/hand coordination?! Great work. Always fun to see what you are coming up with! Good luck at Shaker, I am not doing anything on Sunday the 12th, so may pop over, depending on the weather.

Patti Gibbons said...

What kind of camera did you get? My digital is dying...sigh. I want a really good one, but I am afraid that it is not in the budget right now.

I too read better and am better on small detail items w/out my bifocals. I wear contacts when I don't have glasses on .... and have to have reading glasses to do anything close...like read. Grrr...

Patti Gibbons said...

PS. WHen it the show? During the week/weekend?

Elizabeth said...

Good luck on the fair.

Ascender Rises Above said...

ohhh... would love to see that festival! all hand crafted there.

Lynda Lehmann said...

Debra, I love your hand-with-eye embroidery! And yes, it's appropos to the content of your post.

The woman who told you that was indeed, wise!

I'm glad you are showing at different venues!