Thursday, June 4, 2015

Toile Away

My style has always been to choose the charming and the quirky.
Suzy Mendes

When I decided to begin doing embroidery as art instead of just as a decorative pursuit,  I went looking for inspiration. One of the artists I found was Richard Saja. He takes French linen toile fabric and embroiders bright, quirky scenarios on it. I loved it and thought it would be a great exercise to do as I am trying to gain skills. When I came across a couple of cotton toile remnants, in a vintage store I knew it was time to try it. Where Richard uses a variety of threads, I decided to do mine with a one or two strands of embroidery floss. Voila! I was very satisfied with what I learned from doing this. What and how I decided to do as far as the subject matter, well let's just say my favorite  descriptor whimsy with a bite came into play.

This project was a good antidote to an not great work day. I started some major changes today. We'll see where they go. Just in a Cyndi groove this week. I need to remember to keep having fun.

Cyndi Lauper, 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun':

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