‘Once There Was a Flower’
The beginning of a story. The story is written, but the pictures have yet to be started. This is the first draft of the title page. I’ll do another version, slightly bigger, perhaps with raw edges to see how different it looks. This one is all needle-turned applique. I think the flower is slightly the wrong colour.
When I was young, I wanted to write and illustrate children’s books. I should have done a degree in illustration or fine art instead of the combined studies degree (art and literature) that I chose to do. At the time, I thought I was better at English than I was at art, so I majored in English in my final year and went on to do a Masters degree in literature, and, later, to teach English. I think now that I should have stuck with art.
Over the weekend I may do some more work on the springtime/blue skies piece. We have some very unpleasant weather forecast, so it will be a time to stay warm and stitch.
You're welcome to pick your way through threads and stitches, but I'd be really grateful if you could be kind enough to refrain from pinning.