Tapestry: Timed Sketch

Gina Rossi’s sprout for the week was to paint from an embroidered piece this week.
I had no embroidery in sight, though when I finished my timed sketch Mitchell
reminded me of several wonderful fabric samples we have: oops.

I have a lot of friends dealing with darkness of late: depression and loss, loneliness.
I’ve been thinking about what burdens the heart, which prompted the words.

I am about to conserve a wonderful 18th century tapestry for a client, and
thought to paint one of the edges, as the flowers are so sweet.  I didn’t try to make realistic stitches, but just add lots of texture.  Timed 10-minute sketch.

W14 5 9 10-min tapestry sketch


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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4 Responses to Tapestry: Timed Sketch

  1. Sammy D. says:

    Lovely, Katie. They say what burdens the heart makes it stronger, but that’s not a comfort when the burdens hit hardest. I pray for your friends to make it through the dark days.


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