Even while walking 6 miles every day along the beach, I am still managing to get some stitching done. (We are being so good!) I started work on the house portrait for my friend Barbara.
The photo she sent was of her entryway. I pieced it into a large rectangle before we left home.
This measures about 12" X 16".
These were the colors that lept to mind, but I knew that they would just serve as background for embellishments.
After I stitched the "architectural outlines" on the transferred photo, I started adding the floral frame around the doorway.
The concept of the shrine keeps coming back to me when I think of Barbara. Part of that is her deep ties to Mexico, and part is the fact that I am working on her piece while in this devout and sunlit country.
She uses a lot of yellow in her quilts, too. ;-)
This is early days but the basic structure is in place.
I will be teaching a class in Home Portraits this year.....stay tuned for further details!