Yesterday was the mid point of creating 50 artworks in 50 days. I’m right on target!
The day begins at 10 am. I grab my coffee and head into my studio. If something needs a finishing touch, then that’s the first thing I attend to before selecting a design or photo of a face. The canvas is either painted, has fabric, paper or acrylic medium on it. It’s the background. The face is sketched onto canvas and outlines get filled in with Aunt Lydia (the common thread in all 50 faces). Then, the fun of selecting which yarns/threads/flosses will be used on the canvas. At this point, I find a spot to sit and stitch. I’m usually happy to stitch on the couch in my studio, listening to whatever interests me via youtube on my desktop in there. I can watch both the front of the house as well as the backyard. On days when the weather is sweet, I bring my work outdoors where I can observe birds and my own pets playing.
I sometimes display my art d’jour on Instagram….but, not every canvas because, there’s gotta be a surprise or 2 for loyal followers. hahaha!
Here are pix of what has been shared online already.

#25, Frida & Coco
Though the sizes aren’t matching here, all the canvases will be attached to 6×6 inch panels for display.

I’m very excited to see where the next 25 canvases will lead me. I’ve already learned a LOT from stitching on small canvases (like limiting the “shadowing” on faces to what’s most essential). I’m also very inspired.
I’m itching to get back to work so I will leave this here. Have a great week and thanks sooooo much for checking out the blog.
Cheers, Irene

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