Friday, April 4, 2008

October Page Finally Finished!


Better late than never, I say.

This particular page was difficult for many reasons and has gone through a few versions before I settled on filling it to overflow with the stack stitch. I enjoyed working on this page a lot.

Now I'm still behind February (but have the concept and the beads and the fabric ready to go), March and April.

Today's quote comes from Abraham Lincoln: Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

I was looking for a quote on tardiness and that didn't fit, and then procrastination, and that didn't fit, either and then I realized what a negative light I was putting on my success!

And, in light of today's sad anniversary of the loss of a great man, a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr: Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

12 comments:

Christina said...

Wow, that's amazing!

The Lone Beader said...

Simplicity yields surprising results!

KrispiS said...

This piece is incredibly amazing! I love the effect of all the stacks! Great job!

Brenda said...

I love the stacks also. I want to run my hands over it!

KV said...

Any, I just love this piece!!!

Don't feel bad -- October eluded me, too, and it is just now coming together for me.


Kathy V in NM

Julie said...

Oh I just love this. I cant believe you did stacks on that whole backround. You are so patient. Julie C

Lois B said...

Oh, this is just juicy! I want to touch it and revel in that texture.

pam T said...

very, very cool - like this one LOTS!

coral-seas said...

Stunning! It never ceases to surprise me how a simple design can look so amazing.

Robin said...

Ditto to all the other comments... especially about running my fingers over and through all those stacks. I want to touch the face too. Awesome piece!!! Love the Lincoln quote too... good that you found this connection to the positive side.

Nancy K. said...

I love this, the face, where you put it and all the stacks. Very cool. I love your quotes too.

Nancy K.

Any Smith said...

Thank you all for your feedback. This piece was a love/hate relationship. October sucked, to be frank, which is why it took so long for me to finish this page.