Well I'm a little late posting this week. I found some embroidery I started something like 20 years ago and for some reason decided to finish it. I haven't been able to put it down since.
I had a lot of problems deciding what to do with Leaves, Leaves, Leaves! There are so many ways to go -- too much choice. I'm not ecstatic about what I did, but I don't hate it either. Ho hum.
I went to google to find some pictures of leaves and saw a gorgeous close up of a green leaf, so that was my first choice of subject. I'm still in denial about the upcoming seasons and most of the foliage in my part of Southern Ontario is still quite green. I used different green pens and Prismacolor pencils.
Then I decided I should try and get into the spirit of things and try something fall-ish. I cut this stem off the bush at the front of my porch. (I don't know what it's called - I'm not the mad gardener my mother was.) It was the only red on the entire bush.
I wanted to use my Inktense pencils to colour the tangle because they give such vibrant colours, but in my first attempt, I found the reds were so close in colour that shading one into the other just ended up with one solid colour. I think it's adding the water that causes this effect.
Then I tried again with a little less colour.
Hope you enjoy my offerings. I had fun making them.