Then I had a bit of a revelation moment, get out your old stuff, it may help. So here we have some artwork from a time long ago when I felt I could at least make a half decent job of it. You will notice though that even with these it's not absolute art, exclusively paint and pencil. I am obviously only comfortable with needle and thread.
All is not lost though, just from examining this work I feel I can move on. I have started to embroider a new piece which will not be a wrapping cloth. The usual techniques, patterns and embellishments will still be there but these will morph into a different conclusion.
Now for the big drum roll (close your eyes and imagine).............this is my 200th post!!! It is such a massive milestone for me. I remember in the beginning how lonely it was in blog world, hardly any visits, never any comments and now, well I cannot believe how many of you are interested in my incoherent rambling! I can't imagine a bloggless life at all any more so I am sure I will get to 300, 400, and on and on and on.......In honour of the occasion I am going to have a give away...with a difference. For the winner I will make a piece of work to your specification. It can be any size up to 10 inches square, that's 25cm , (it is quite small but these things take such a long time!) using techniques seen on this blog. It can be all one technique or as many as you like. So leave a comment, tell me your preferred techniques and hey presto! I will draw the winner on september 30th.
Have a lovely weekend!