Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hardanger Spring Piece

Here's my latest finish. It's my own design. There are close-ups as well. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cliff Dwellers

I finished this last month. Obviously it was inspired by our trip out west. It's a simple piece, just cross stitch with beading, that reflects the inspiration I felt in southwestern Indian art.

Below are some close ups of some of the details.

Each motive was placed in accordance with the cliff dwellers in the middle. Earth beings below and sky beings above. The hand prints represent earth, air, fire and water. In different Indian lore, it can also represent the four directions and the four colors.