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!
Yaaaa. Welcome back. Missed having you in my mail box. Looking forward to a new year with you.
I’ve missed you too. Looking forward to your post.
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. 🙂
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.
Dear, dear Hannah–what a wonderful surprise first thing in the morning. Welcome back. You made my day.
We missed you!!
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.
No worries 🙂