I’m done with Norman. I really like how he turned out. I’ve been worried lately that I’m all technique and no substance. Doing a bunch of portraits doesn’t exactly help.
I’m especially proud of how thick and tactile my stitches are. They actually cast little shadows. The reason I don’t use glass in my frames is that I’m inviting people to touch my work.
I used woven stitch on his clothing. It was fun. I know it’s very literal, but I think it identifies my work as stitched rather than painted.
I think the portraits say a lot more as a group than they do alone. Thanks for sharing this experience with me.