I pinned the image of the piece but did not forget it. While working on my latest piece which is basically a study of fragmented pieces of value and color combined to create a whole, it brought back to mind how that one little french knot brought together made a really big statement. I wanted to play with that! I mean why let Jeana have all the fun?
Now you might not know, but my day job is placing clothing orders for ladies who still shop in catalogs. I love it! My mouth is busy 40 hours a week but my hands not so much. I thought, Gee. . . .I could slip in a french knot here and there. Plus I do have all that embroidery floss left over from when I never was seen without my needle and cross stitch bars. Well, this week, its become and obsession. I did all the work on this project at work including the initial sketch and starting the stitching.
Who knew that making french knots could be so rewarding? If you don't how to make one there is a great tutorial on WikiHow. Now, Jeana's piece is 18" by 16" but you know how I am - More is More - so I'm planning mine to be 70" by 70". Yeah, I know what you're thinking, OMG, Nina has lost her mind - but did I mention that I spent 40 hours a week talking with free hands?? And I am the woman who did a 4200 english paper piecing quilt by hand, so I know it can be done. Well at least in a year or two or 5!!
So anyways - I'll keep you apprised of the project as it progresses. Since this year is officially dedicated to Steal like an Artist, Jeana has promised me an interview so I can share with you how she came up with such a fabulous idea and what is her creative process.
So what have been up to creatively?