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« on: September 12, 2013 06:37:05 AM »

Here is a Lover's Eye I made for craftylittlemonkey.  I hope she will pop into this thread to share the tale of this eye.  Smiley



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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013 07:08:55 AM »

Great stitching - so life-like!
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013 07:28:04 AM »

OMG this is unbelievable!!! Seriously, the detail and all the different threads?!? Whew!! Amazing job!! 
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013 08:00:42 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013 10:50:10 AM »

just wow!  having just received a stitched piece from you, I have to tell everyone has in real life, the stitching is unbelievable!  Like painting with thread...

Love the eye...it is eery yet beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2013 11:19:26 AM »

Thank you all so much.  Smiley  This one was a challenge, because I was working from photos to try to achieve a likeness of an actual person's eye.  Not sure how close I got to it, but it was fun!
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2013 11:21:38 AM »

It must be a challenge to get the nuances of each individual's eye...you seem to do this very well...
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2013 11:54:32 AM »

Wow! This is amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2013 12:54:47 PM »

well this totally rocks!

i cannot believe the detail in this - like alwaysinmyroom said, it's like painting.  gorgeous.
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2013 05:09:54 PM »

Thank you, I'm glad folks like it!  I love to do portrait type work, but it is challenging for me in any medium.  I'd say embroidery is significantly harder than clay portraiture, because I can just keep shoving the clay around until it sort of looks like the person, whereas if I mess up in embroidery, it's a lot harder to fix it back.  :p

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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2013 06:07:15 PM »

 Shocked My eyes nearly fell outta my head! Shocked You have some mad embroidery skills lady!  By the way it totally rocks!
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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2013 06:45:15 PM »

I am so looking forward to seeing this in person, you did an incredible job. It does look like his eye, and also not.
There's a story here... let me tell it to you.

When first I saw these wonderful creations of Ludi's I thought of a dear man whose eyes have always been incredibly special to me. He is an actor of film and stage so he's able to project such emotion with his expression, that's an important part of who he is professionally and personally. So when a few years ago an incident occurred that dramatically altered his face you can believe it had a profound impact on him. He's had surgery on his eye to repair some of the damage but it will never look exactly as it did. It's difficult for me to analyze his face objectively because he is simply gorgeous to me and his eyes are of course still the window to his deep and treasured soul. But I can recognize a change in expression, something altered, and that essentially that eye, the eye Ludi so carefully and faithfully transcribed in thread, is gone. Replaced with another contour, equally expressive and beloved but different all the same.
I thought I would immortalize that lost eye and keep it safe and close to me so I'll have something of him that no one else ever will. Thank you Ludi, so much.
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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2013 11:26:42 PM »

Wow! Very impressive!
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2013 05:46:27 AM »

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, craftylittlemonkey, and you are very welcome.  It was a fun challenge.  Smiley Have you thought of a title for this work? 
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2013 06:07:06 AM »

What a lovely back story, CLM!  I have a greater appreciation for people's eyes now that I have seen how Ludi captures each glint, wrinkle, coloring, eyebrow... Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2013 06:09:31 PM »

I owe a lot to various eye painting tutorials on Deviantart.  Smiley

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what a beautiful story  Cry
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This is amazing!!  WOW!!  Talent!
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2013 02:25:02 PM »

Thank you so much!   Kiss
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« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2013 03:23:02 PM »

This is truly incredible! The detail of this eye is just..wow!  I think this is more art than craft!
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« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2013 06:37:44 PM »

Beautiful on all accounts...such sensitivity and love surround this creation!!!
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« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2013 03:04:25 AM »

I sent a link to the man in question. His reply? "It made me get all misty eyed..."

Cheesy *snort* What a joker! LOL, he thought it was marvelous Smiley.
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« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2013 06:23:00 AM »

Awww!   Cheesy Thank you all!
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« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2013 11:18:51 PM »

I would LOVE one of these of my husband's eye, it is beautiful and is now in my 12 favourite items on my profile
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Thank you!   Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2013 05:12:45 PM »

WOW

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« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2013 05:53:59 PM »

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« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2013 11:17:50 PM »

Utterly incredible.  The work you have put into the piece is breath taking
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