Look through the refections to what lies behind the wavy glass.
I found this piece of antique needlework at an Italian flea market several years ago...
It was folded up and tucked in the corner of a small, banged up, old wooden box.
I wonder who created it? And if they worked on it by candle light… and how it wound up forgotten and crushed...
I notice the amazingly vibrant colors of the silk threads, and the wonderful floral boarder that curls and rises around her.
Its a quite large piece that sits on my nightstand next to my bed… I have tea with her every night before I go to sleep.
There is so much detail, and such teeny, tiny stitches! It must have taken forever to finish. You can see every braid and lovely shimmering highlights of each and every sausage curl.
Her blushed cheeks are so delicate it almost looks as though its been painted on, she has a small beauty mark beneath her eye, see there just below her eyelash? And it looks to me like she is wearing a malachite necklace too. It such a wonderful piece, and a beautiful way to start each morning and end each day! Hope you are enjoying the cold weather and having fun preparing for the holidays!
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There was a single specific moment in time when it struck me, " I just might be an artist." And I must admit it was quite a relief. This explains everything, it all makes perfect sense now. Those frantic urges to quickly search out paper and pen, a lack of attention for the ordinary and mundane but endless patience and diligence for anything frivolous or impractical. Then there are those impulses bordering on near obsession to collect antique oddments. I've been a gatherer all my life which is where the idea for my new RELICS & ARTIFACTS craft blank collection began. I've partnered with PRIMA MARKETING INC. to release this uniquely beautiful line. Timeless and classic curated arrangements of matte resin castings ready to be re-imagined in any number of ways, altered art, jewelry, mixed media, just decorate and embellish with your favorite medium. I am also a Contributing Editor to WHERE WOMEN CREATE, WHERE WOMEN COOK and WWCBUSINESS magazines. I've authored several best selling craft books including FANCIFUL PAPER PROJECTS and FANCIFUL PAPER FLOWERS. I have created several popular rubber stamp lines exclusive to STAMPINGTON & COMPANY.