Monday, May 30, 2011

Frog and Lily Pad

Frog and Lily Pad

I'm not going to lie, this wasn't may favorite piece to begin with. I loved the colors and idea but  hated the sketch of the frog. It was huge and looked bloated, a lot like the frogs I use to pull out of the yacht club pool while lifeguarding.  Once I got started I re-drew the frog and began to love this piece. My favorite part is the hand embroidered couch stitch around the dragonflies and turtle.  It creates a clean, dynamic border that you don't get with just applique or fusing.  

1 comment:

  1. Cuuuuuuuuuuute! said the Turtle loving relative up north.