I've had to make quite a few decisions with this home portrait current commission. Lots of materials to choose from, need less than half of what's on hand... making the hard cuts. I pondered for a long time, leaving different arrangements to wait on my work table, coming back days later and seeing things clearer.
I have many more choices to make here. I see free-hand machine embroidery and hand stitching in my near future. First I must let my eyes rest a bit...
|narrowing down my options|
|making choices and choosing angles|
|stitching the outlines|
|adding interest - the wonderful Tiki statue by the front entry must make an appearance|
|adding oil sticks and acrylic paint to amp up or tone down the details|
|contemplating future stitching|
|perhaps a layer of tulle is in the future?|