Sunday, January 25, 2009

Driftwood Angel

I just love her! The pictures really do not do this piece justice. I may do a little more embellishment, but not much. I have been just fascinated with embroidery of late, but knowing I wanted to take this old craft and give it a little modern twist. What really made it pop for me was taking a pencil and shading the face after doing a very simple back stitch. It gives a very organic feel to the face which goes so will with the natural materials. I am sure this is just the beginning of much more exploration. I am going to have to start taking my daily walks just to find more driftwood.

8 comments:

Sue January 25, 2009 at 5:36 PM  

Kim, she is beautiful and I love the mix of textures with the driftwood and the
fabrics. Wonderful!!!

Sue

Susan January 25, 2009 at 5:38 PM  

Kim, I really like this piece. You are right, the pencil shading was just the thing. Beautiful! Susan

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ January 25, 2009 at 5:47 PM  

Oh she is lovely! The pencil shading is really great, brings the emotion out!

Kaerie Faerie January 25, 2009 at 6:41 PM  

Hi Kim
You do fasinating work, really tranquil, must be living by the sea that does it!
Kaerie Faerie

Tess January 26, 2009 at 12:13 PM  

She seems so conforting, such a soft soul...

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Pherenike January 28, 2009 at 12:42 PM  

She is pure Inspiration, really magical! The pencil detail really adds alot of dimension.

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn February 1, 2009 at 4:33 AM  

She is serene and beautiful Kim!