Before I show you the latest sample I would like to thank all of you who send good wishes for my interviews. It was hard rushing between them yesterday - I had just under an hour to drive some 40 odd miles with two sets of major roadwork traffic lights to pass. I made it if in a rush and the second interview started with several tests - I was shaking with having rushed and am not used to doing tests on a small laptop. Anyway I will hear by Tuesday if I will get a second interview at either place. If I do then it's more tests!! I have also applied for several more positions so hope to hear about alternate interviews. Unfortunately I have had to drop my salary expectations drastically so that I can just get a job (being unemployed is tough) and then things will still be very tough even if I do get a job. Oh Anna Stop moaning - you have your health and your family and your art and your friends, etc.etc!!!!
Now how far have I got with Klimt..... I cut out several spirals and have applied them to my sample - I think I am losing the essence of Klimt with these.... Top left zig zag on the machine - just outside edge
Top right straight stitch through the centre - this one would defiantly need the edges painting.
Mid Left - a sort of cross stitch
Mid Right - hand stitched in a loose stem stitch
Bottom left - hand appliqued with a fine thread and then outlined with stem stitch
Bottom Right - a button hole stitch from one side using five strands of machine thread.
I am not sure I like any - what do you think????
This is not really like me - the not jumping straight in to a finished piece. I am now going to do two things:
i) make a machine cord (I have done miles in the past and love making them) to try applying in a different style and
ii) going to play in my Klimt sketchbook - yep, another fall of your seat thought - Anna working in a sketchbook!!! Almost unheard of but I keep looking through the bits I did on the Sandra Meech course and like the paper bits I have so I need to do more but in my book.
For once I will let the idea brew before working on a piece!!