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!