I have shown you the lion sketch I made two weeks ago. Well the lion is all stitched up and I’ve made a brand new embroidery pattern out of it! It’s worked with pearl cotton on white(ish) linen in running stitch and threaded running stitch – an easy project and perfect for beginners. I like how the outline of the face pops out because of the solid lines in contrast to the dashed ones.
The face is mirrored to the right side and I managed to forget some lines on each side – duh! Can you spot them? Nevertheless I’ll leave it with this, because there is nothing meant to be perfect in this world.
Whenever I feel a little bit stuck with my work (the I-don’t-know-where-to-start-so-I-look-at-it-from-every-angle-everytime-of-the-day-and-wonder-what-to-do-first kind of stuck) I get back into the saddle easier by starting something new. Something that was lingering in my mind for months. I have to admit, that I was scared off by this geometric animal thing. I don’t know why, but some nasty voice in my heard always told me I wasn’t good enough at drawing to pull that kind of thing off. After reading a nice essay yesterday, I decided to take the (actually small) leap and give it a try. I absolutely love the look of animals looking straight in your eyes, so that was settled and the lion as a motif was sort of a courage thing, if you know what I mean 😉