Some things never change


This is the woodblock “8pm” by Kunichika, created in Japan in about 1890, and it is an accurate picture of my life at the moment.

Hello everybody! So, I do not quite have a PhD yet, but I worked some embroidery over Christmas break regardless. Therefore, I will be posting again! Hurray! I am working on one for tomorrow, plus a few more. I missed y’all!

Anyway, when I have time to work on my own designs I want to look to the ukiyo-e (floating world) woodblock prints for inspiration. They are really wonderful – so complex and colorful but stylized so they don’t rely on detailed shading. I know you can do amazing shading effects with long-and-short stitch, but it does take a while. And all the faces are so expressive yet use only a few lines. I love it!

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10 Responses to Some things never change

  1. Yaaaa. Welcome back. Missed having you in my mail box. Looking forward to a new year with you.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’ve missed you too. Looking forward to your post.

  3. Sharon Brodeuse says:

    So glad you are back posting! Happy New Year – and will be “pulling for you” for the completion of your Ph.D. so you can really get back to some serious embroidery time. 🙂

  4. Anonymous says:

    Dear, dear Hannah–wow, you made my day!!! what a wonderful surprise to see your post first thing this morning!!!
    We missed you, we missed you. Welcome back.

  5. Monique says:

    Dear, dear Hannah–what a wonderful surprise first thing in the morning. Welcome back. You made my day.
    We missed you!!

  6. Monique says:

    Sorry about duplicate posting. I was thrilled to see your posting, clicked on “send” and realized that I had forgotten to enter the e mail address. Oh well.

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