home abstracted

Another home portrait is complete. As expected it is completely different from the others. This home is very full of clean lines and angles. Photographs of the inside directed my choice for the layout of ephemera on the canvas. As you can see I have narrowed down the overwhelming selection quite a bit. Sorry, but the sequins did not make the cut. Gold lycra and the first place ribbon did though...
lots of stippling along with paint
the triple stipple stitch was fun
sound of music got long stitches for the shadow
tiki man by the front door had to be in here
Irvine © Natalya Aikens 2013
The owners approved! Here's a look back at the evolution of this piece. Thanks for checking it out!

Create Retreat in Costa Mesa California

Was so much fun! I just wish I was better at taking pictures during class.... I remembered at the last minute to take a few photos in my Hand Stitched Jewels class and that is what I will share with you here.. I had several beginners and several experienced stitchers in the class and it was wonderful to work with a student at every level (one student confided that she only learned to thread a needle a few weeks ago! she made great strides!)
The Mix Your Media with Photoshop class was busy busy busy! The students loved discovering what they can do on the computer screen and then seeing it in real life printed in the afternoon. Sorry not a picture....we were all too busy!