Friday, April 04, 2008

Changes in Design

Gail and I have continued to chat most of the day (creative avoidance, as we each have plenty of work we should be doing) about the enormous changes in design in our world in the 36 years we have each been designing painted needlepoint canvas. I dug these pictures out of an ancient file that I really hated to part with - really unusual and classic style that I used to love doing. Although I don't think I have the patience any more to produce work of this sort - it's nice to remember that I used to! (Gail still does - but she is a young chick - not yet 60!) The icon is the Russian St. Innocent, Patron Saint of Alaska - requested years ago by a woman in Sitka, where most of the population, she said, is of Russian descent. The toad and leaves were the first custom canvas I painted when I moved back to Austin - a chair seat for a woman who loved the old style and recognized and valued the benefit of a canvas painted well with good shading, but easy to stitch in traditional basketweave! The colors, coincidentally, are in keeping with the April TIF Challenge.


Judy S. said...

Hi Judy,

Thanks for visiting my blog! I enjoyed reading yours...I really like needlepoint although I've never done any. So where'd you find that cool knitting sounds is good, especially when you've got lots of folks to knit for!

BTW, I love Austin.....

NCPat said...

Wow, lots of details. I bet these took many hours of paint and then stitch time!