Monday, November 7, 2011
stitched watercolour landscapes
I am almost finished my blueberry picking piece set in the Gatineau Hills. Taken from a photo of myself and my son over 30 years ago on a hill near Champlain Lookout, we were sampling a few blueberries when we saw a bear in the distance doing the same thing. I have taken liberties with my interpretation. This piece is destined for an exhibit in the summer but I will give a sneak preview of parts of it once it is completed. I have worn my fingertips raw with the thousands of stitches ( I hate using thimbles) but I am pleased with the results. Re: not using thimbles, I have found that there is a moldable tape sold by Lee Valley in Canada that works well because it is softer and more pliable than a regular thimble.