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« on: June 16, 2008 07:46:38 PM »

this is an embroidered portrait of my friend abigail.  i did the design from a blind drawing i did of her at an art show.  it ended up looking not so blind, so i just cleaned it up a little and made it into an embroidery.

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008 07:50:17 AM »

I think it's pretty sweet, I really the hair! It also reminds me of " Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. "
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008 10:32:29 AM »

oh wow....that's an amazing blind drawing!  i could never get the hang of those.....lol.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008 10:54:13 AM »

thanks!  that was definitely among the better  blind drawings i've done ...

and i wish i could TRULY capture abigail's hair, because it is naturally crazy/awesome.  Smiley
thanks for the kind words.
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2008 02:32:30 PM »

hey, fantastic job...painting with thread. I really like the style.
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2008 02:46:22 PM »

that's so cute!  way better than my blind drawings.
and it totally gives me ideas for future embroidery projects.   Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2008 02:48:38 PM »

yeah, most of my blind drawings look a lot more wonky.  i did alter this one in that i stuck her face back where it belonged on her head.  Smiley 

someone told me it looks like she's sitting on a piece of pie ... i wish i'd thought of that!  i guess i could tell people she is.  she does like pie.
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2008 09:31:00 PM »

DANG IT!  I wish I could draw... =)  Nice color combination and great art, how large is this piece?  What did you choose to embroider on?
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2008 04:15:58 AM »

thanks!  it's on just plain white cotton, the cheapie stuff from the fabric store.  it is fairly small, probably about 5 by 4 inches.  i usually work a lot bigger but i am enjoying the speed (and ease of transport!) of working a bit smaller.
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2008 10:23:23 AM »

So cool!
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