Holy smokes, 3 posts in one day! Can you believe it? Yep, you are that special.
Remember those errands I mentioned on Thursday? One has been a long time coming.
That's right! I finally finished The Jesus!!! Took long enough, huh? Poor Shannon had to wait forever for him. I'll be honest, I set him down quite a few times. Ready to give up and completely start over. Unsure of my choices and a wee bit over the purple, after having it in several of my recent projects. But I kept on truckin' and he's finally done. He's arrived at his new home and now I can share some pictures with you.
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I ventured a little beyond my usual embroidery style, incorporating paint into this piece. Feels good to bring my two loves together. And of course, I had to fit in some metallic floss, even if I was embellishing a bit there. Perhaps that'll end up being my signature. I'm not much of a glitter/bling girl but I can never resist the urge to bring a little shine to my pieces. I don't really know why.
The whole thing is stitched with DMC. I only used 7 colors and the thickest was 3 strands. Last time I made my own pattern for the piece. However, this time I was inspired by the cover art for the book, I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski, illustrated by Bill Green. Which is a hilarious read, by the way. It had to be kid friendly and surprisingly, there are hardly any pictures of him online (that don't involve him licking a bowling ball.)
I still don't know how I feel about it. Part of me thinks it's a bit presumptuous, like it really matters, right? And then part of me thinks, well, I would sign a painting. So, I'm not really sure. What do you thing about signing pieces? Does it make me look like pompous ass? Honestly.