Friday

complete!

That's the status of my latest home portrait! Phew! This one asked for a LOT more hand stitching than I initially expected, thus the longer time frame. Well, that and life's interruptions too. But it is done and here for viewing and on it's way to it's owner very shortly. A few details to share first:
loved this handwritten quote
studio
house arches
it takes a special person to live with a legs statue in the garden
it was a lovely diversion to stitch so many flowers
The owner of this home provided me with any wonderful fabrics and papers. In the end I am glad that I chose to use more fabrics than papers as it made the intense hand stitching much easier. She also provided me with a gazillion photos to choose from for the composition, winnowing them down was challenging. So many photos of the luscious gardens that I just had to include as many flowers as possible and thoroughly enjoyed stitching them.
Memphis 2013© Natalya Aikens
To see the evolution of this home portrait click on the Memphis tag below the post or click here. To see other home portraits in progress click here. To get your own home portrait visit my website for the details.

Thank you for coming along on this journey!

9 comments:

Paula Kovarik said...

What a perfect translation of diverse materials. You did a splendid job. thank you so much, Natalya, for going above and beyond.

Allison Aller said...

Utterly original and fabulous.

Corliss Eden said...

Natalya this is simply wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing the process of making this piece come together and work so beautifully.

upstateLisa said...

Fantastic! Your stitching is unbelievable! Do your hands/fingers hurt after that much hand work?

Auntie Ann said...

The stuff she provided was fabulous...love that you're going nationwide...dig the variegated thread. Final piece exquisite. Wish I could have seen it in person (which I sometimes get to)!

uppervalleygirl said...

And the legs!!

christina said...

heel apart. Het resultaat is prachtig geworden.

artful embellishments said...

You are so motivational. I look at your beautiful hand stitching and you inspire me to try all types of new things. Thanks for sharing with us! You are a such a wonderful artist.

Karen L R said...

Gorgeous.
One of my all time faves.
I think it might be the colors...
Or the stitching...