|Spark It, mixed media textile collage|
My heart candle started off as a vague 'what if' session of scrap play. Once the basic idea sifted out I challenged myself to push the embroidery but relax. Think of the wonderful people in my life and translate those warm fuzzies into stitches. Lots of them. Lots of pleasurable poke and pull colorful stitches. And then add beads. Because sparkly stuff is pretty too.
Although this was not intended for someone in particular I do plan to try it as a reproducible picture for cards. Which means trotting out the tripod-mounted camera and 5500K studio lights. That'll be awhile. I'd rather just sew another one or 10 of these.
Eventually it'll live in the fabric book I have in mind as a catch all for textile collages not meant for splashy wall display. Quiet pieces that one can cozy up with while sipping tea and daydreaming.
Here's where to have a look around: