I will have a professional quality picture taken once I have mounted the cloth on a stretcher. But, here you are, dear faithful readers - a halfway decent shot taken after tacking the piece to the side of my house in between rain showers.
I used a running stitch to redo the water on the duck. I couldn't leave it out entirely because of the duck's position and because the previous, heavier stitching left a lot of holes. I am much happier with it now.
A giant banana slug cozied up along side. Perhaps he would like his portrait done as well?
I'm an artist who has been making stuff for 30 years. I used to spin, knit, weave, quilt, design, write, embroider and garden, and I still do most of these things, but for the last few years I have been focused on stitching images from Canada's first natural history, the Codex Canadensis.
I try to live a life of minimal consumption and maximum creation. More and more, I see how these are connected.