Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Invasion Continues


This is another free-motion embroidered, red-work piece from the "Invasion" series I am working on, (in-between working on other things). I have to admit the ball at the woman's feet bothers me. The shape is off and I am not thrilled with the shading. Actually this was the 2nd one that I attempted. On the first one my shading got way to heavy on the woman, making everything else look off. To balance it out I would have had to show all the shadows being cast from the objects, and the whole piece would have been over-worked. So I tried again. Because I am drawing with my sewing machine, erasing or painting over the parts I am not happy with just isn't an option. And since the stitches are rather tight and often clustered, ripping them out isn't a great option, either. So I have learn to live with the things that bug me, which becomes good practice for me in letting go.
(One of my extended life lessons, and something I am continually working on.)

7 comments:

Gallery Juana said...

Hi Victoria,

Thank you for visiting my blog.

This 'invasion piece' is extraordinary. I thought it was a woodblock print at first until I read your post. Just amazing.

beruta said...

You are an artist! I really admire how you sew-draw, it`s difficult to do, and you do it really well!
I am still learning to live with those "bugging" things!!!

Vintage Indie said...

Wow, I am just in awe of what you can do with a sewing machine these days. Well not me personally but you of course. That is so neat! I think it's fantastic, I probably wouldn't notice any of the things you mentioned with my eye. I see the overall artist and uniqueness of the piece. I guess that's just the artist in you to see those things, but me nada I just see goodness.

Angela said...

We're are own worst critics! It looks amazing. Bravo.

Victoria said...

Thanks everyone for your wonderfully encouraging words! My inner critic can be amazingly harsh, and told me I was a fool to even show this piece. I am working hard at rebelling against this inner negativity. I greatly appreciate your validation and support!

www.littlelovelies.typepad.com said...

Sooo cool!

Laughingrat said...

I actually really like it! The shading does not bother me a bit--the "vintage" sort of look the piece has allows for some...what's the word I'm looking for?...freedom of interpretation. Visually. Er.

Anyway, it looks really cool. :-D