Saturday, June 18, 2011

The First Poppy Update

I started this piece more than a month ago (on Mother's Day), but hadn't been able to put too much time into it because of my trip out East and my desire to finish my mandala. Once all of that was out of the way, I spent a solid week focusing on it. I'm now ready to reveal my progress to date:

It's not too interesting yet, as I'm still working on the blue background, but I can see/feel the brushstrokes beginning to take shape. I think the colours will make more sense once there's more to see. They look a little disjointed, but it's hard to see how they fit when they are only a few inches away from your face as you stitch. I have faith in the charting.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Success!! A finish!

I've been concentrating solely on this piece for the last few weeks. It has traveled all over the Maritimes with me. Progress was slow. Tons of counting and constant stopping and starting. I found this project exhausting. It'll be a while before I do another mandala.

All that being said, it looks lovely finished. I'm glad I decided not to do the black outline. It's softer, more organic this way.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A very late update on my T & E Mandala

I took pictures of my progress on the mandala several weeks ago, but I've been out of the province and haven't had a chance to post them.

And so ... here they are:

I am hell-bent on finishing this piece. It's just very slow going.