Now, 3 1/2 years later, I find myself on the shore of that sea of possibilities and once more I am hearing that call. I can't really describe it any better than that.
And so we go again.
The main focal is a small agate slice of unknown origin. I love its layers of color and differing textures.
The second element is a jasper oval - I chose it for its dreamlike colors.
I want to keep the color palette very simple for this piece - brass, black, white, and garnet.
I thought about what I wanted to express and sketched out some preliminary ideas. Once I start the embroidery, it remains to be seen how close or far I am from this beginning.
My idea for this year is to make "badges," 3.5 inch square bead embroidered pieces which I can use in several different ways. The January piece, "Just Below the Surface," will decorate a leather sketchbook cover.