I decided I wanted to remember that quote and be inspired by it every day. I knew I wanted to frame it but didn't want to just print it, paint it, write it, etc. I loved the idea of some kind of fiber version of it on my wall so I tried my hand at embroidery. Now, I have been playing with embroidery for just a few months and make up the stitches on my own. Below is my version of this quote:
"I feel written, my skin feels written, and my desires feel written."
I started out by writing the quote in my own handwriting (no frills) on muslin and stretching onto an embroidery hoop.
Then I stitched the words in black thread and used some white thread to highlight a bit.
I embellished around the words in a circle. Then I cut out the circle and stitched onto a piece of cream colored felt.
I kept with the circles around and around. I wanted to add color but wanted the words to stand out on their own so avoided going overboard.
|Ta-da! The finished piece framed on my wall above one of my other photos. Simple, imperfect but the words stand out.|
What books and quotes inspire you?