Saturday, March 31, 2012
Apple Tree Heart
That is how I embroider. I start out with a simple design and then I let the needle and thread kind of do whatever it wants to. It makes every peace a one of a kind. I don't use stencils, I just draw with invisible ink and then I just let my needles and thread take over. I let color, texture and imagination take my embroidery to whatever it needs to be.
Lately I've started drawing a bit more but still add accents after the outlining process. I never know what color thread I'm going to use until I pick it out. I love the randomness of the process. That is how I stitch french knots too to add random texture. I love texture and subtlety. Most of the time the texture and subtle nature of the stitchery works and yes sometimes it doesn't for me at least. I love when people purchase these peaces as I realize it speaks to them even though it didn't really speak to me. That really explains art as a whole, everyone can look at or listen to a peace of art and find the meanings for themself.
That is why I embroider. It is the best way I have found to bring me peace, bring me art, and bring me salvation. Hopefully those who purchase my work find the same qualities . I call this the otherworldly aspects of how I make my work. I feel so blessed that God has given me the ability to create something from nothing using just a needle, thread and some fabric.