Usually I stitch with a plan in mind. Meaning that I have seen in my minds eye what I want to achieve and I am stitching towards that vision. But sometimes.... just for the fun of it I want to stitch with no plan. Just meandering and enjoying the process, the colors and the texture that is being created.
For inspiration I'll pull out a picture and use my stitches to interpret that picture. I don't mean exactly, just the feeling of it. Like a moody autumnal landscape for example. I'll concentrate on the color, the direction of the vegetation.... This exercise is lots of fun to do with painting by famous artists. I'll open up a big heavy art book or print an image from the internet and try to capture the feeling of it with my stitches.
So where am I leading with all this? Well... I am trying to entice you to take a vacation
with me. Yes. a vacation. In Ticino
, that's in Switzerland. In August
. I know it seems so far way, August and Switzerland. But August will be here in a blink of an eye and Switzerland is just a hop, skip and a jump away!
|a detail of a Klimt|
|my stitchy interpretation|
|Picasso is fun to play with|
|fun to choose the fabrics and the stitches|
|Rothko's serenity is interpreted well in silk|
|simple is best|
|that's the hotel!|
|and that's the scenery!|
So? Come stitch some paint strokes
with me and enjoy the end of summer in Ticino!