Friday, January 25, 2013
Seven Blues, Day 25
Today is Day 25 of Seven Blues, which I began on New Year's Day.
It's nearing the size it needs to be for the canvas I want to stretch it over. Some days it grows more than others, depending on the time available for stitching. Progress also varies according to the stitches themselves—running stitch, for example, goes much faster than French knots.
Perhaps it will end next Tuesday, January 29. On that day I will be stitching with Color #1 and Stitch #1. I'll be right back where I began.
I am so enjoying these daily embroidery pieces. Not just the stitching, though that is of course satisfying. I like that they give me a way to be an artist every day. No matter how many hours of the day must be spent at my day job, at least when I am stitching, my true self is honored and given expression. There is no day, any longer, from which my creative work is absent.
I also love that these pieces are an adventure. The outcome is always something of a surprise.