Finished the Grumpy Cat hoop! Best internet famous cat of 2012.
Up for grabs.Now sold!
Incredible Hand-Embroidered Portraits by Cayce Zavaglia
Starting out as a painter and moving to embroidery allowed Cayce Zavaglia to utilise both sets of skills when created these fastidious portraits that display a painstaking level of detail. I’ve embedded an interesting video below that looks in to Cayce’s work process more and lets you see the astonishing amount of patience she has for each portrait.
Cape Town-based artist, Nicola De Jager hand embroiders Day of the Dead skulls with a bit of a twist. She wants to change society’s view on skulls and their association with the macabre by making them bright, colorful, and beautiful. Starting her stitching with the eyes and then moving on to the colors, nose, mouth, etc., each skull begins to take on a personality and slowly develops into the finished piece. Nicola says, “I embrace embroidery as an art form as there is something powerful about creating something so intimate. The use of thread as a medium and embroidering as the application grounds me and slows me down to become more aware and present.”
I think she definitely succeeded in making the macabre beautiful. These skulls certainly make me happy.
View more of Nicola’s embroidered skulls at calavera.za! (by Vanessa Ruiz)
Side views of my show. There are a couple of gaps on the wall that I feel need filling, so before the deadline which is Tuesday 31st May I will do a few more drawings and make it look more complete.
i just want one of my bedroom walls to look like this. please and thankyou.