Friday, 9 March 2012

Thread painting

I'm sticking with the embroidery obsession at the moment because I want to share a very talented blogger with you.  I visited Monika's blog, My Sweet Prairie, after she visited mine.  And as I scrolled through her posts, my jaw gradually dropped as I saw photos of her amazing work.  She takes photos and turns them into art work using threads.  A-May-Zing

Bloom in progress, flowers still to be added.
So much work goes into these little pieces!

Wolf Willow and Prairie Lilies #2 
This piece speaks to me.  I kept wanting to add more photos of it in closer detail and half completed.  I just love it.  The old wooden fence post, the small scattering of lilies. Perfect!

My Sweet Prairie (canola field) in progress
 Look at all those french knots. Just look at them all!
Canola fields are beautiful, it's interesting to see they look the same in Canada as they do here in Western Australia.

Flax at Jackfish Lake
I have never seen flax growing before but this certainly paints a beautiful picture of it! This one was made for Monika's Mum, who lives at that lake.

Isn't it amazing?  I am in love with Monika's work so much that I have already commissioned a piece, using a photo I took down south in Denmark on holiday with MR at the beginning of last year.  My first piece of commissioned art work! I had a bit of a squee at that, how grown up. 

It will be started sometime in April. I'm really looking forward to seeing it start to take shape on her blog!


Sandra Hoogland said...

Oh, that is sooooo gorgeous! I just started with embroidery (again). I've been cross stitching for years, then some hardanger, then machine embroidery and then a time of quilting and sewing clothes, knitting and crocheting and about two weeks ago I went back to embroidery. It's so much fun to do!
I hope you receive your lovely new piece of Art soon!!! :)

Christie DescribeHappy said...

Isn't Monika's work drop dead ahhmazing!! I honestly can't say enough good things about it and I adore the picture you picked out!! Can't wait to see it in progress and then all done!

CurlyPops said...

A-May-Zing. Speechless. Bookmarking!

Wendy Sice said...

They are incredible! Unique and stunning! I'm off to visit her blog. xx

Posie Patchwork said...

Goodness this is detailed & so amazing, maybe once my hands fully repair after surgery, i could handle a needle again, i love stitching by hand, embroidery & all those beautiful time old crafts, love Posie

2paw said...

Oh, her work is so amazing and so true to the photos and pictures. I can't wait to see your commissioned piece complete.

Monika Kinner-Whalen / My Sweet Prairie said...

hehee I love the way 'amazing' becomes three words here! lol

Thanks so much for the lovely compliments! I lvoe threadpainting and really I look forward to starting this : ) I'll let you know when it happens.

~Monika from Canada

Sally said...

Oh that is so inspirational... you asked a couple of posts back if there is something new I'd like to try... well you can add this to the list. I've got some fabric you can print on in the stash...

Baa-Me Kniits said...

My goodness Megan those pictures are divine! How clever, I just love the exquisiteness of the tiny stitches. Thanks for sharing I'm off for a look too. Can't wait to see yours when its done!