This first picture, not part of the alphabet book, is of an embroidered photos that I just finished this weekend.
Now, on to the book.
I'm happy with the I,- an illuminated letter, done
in coloured pencil (including some gold metallic pencil) and in ink. Some illuminated letters are very elaborate, I prefer ones that have a cleaner look.
J (junk) - I actually made two, but this is the better one. The first was made of mesh from an onion bag, scraps of yarn and other junk, all in orange and blue.
For the one pictured here, I raided my sewing cabinet of items that have just been sitting there for 20+ years - an old measuring tape to form the shape of the "J", then safety pins, little sequins and snaps added to embellish & finish.
The K is "Kirigami" which is the art of 3D paper cutting. Not easy and it took me 3 tries to make one that had tidy cuts. I don't think this is something I would do a lot of.
Two more letters and I'll be at the halfway point of the alphabet.
Awakening the heart
Artist - Anne Warburton
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It's taken years to discover the medium I enjoy the most. And how what I have learned before somehow fits into what I am doing now. Even when I travel my needles and threads are with me so I can continue to create while away.