Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The Execution of a Proposal

I have stitched almost continuously since Saturday...


The first portrait was completed while I waited for the visitors who didn't come!

Another two were finished on Sunday.


And the final one finished yesterday...
the five o'clock shadow on this is a little disturbing!

Yesterday I had a "well, what was the point of all that" moment but overall I think I'm pleased.
My tutorial is this evening at 5.30!

25 comments:

  1. Just a thimbleful....

    Brilliant, Gina, what a lovely piece of work. Congratulations.

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  2. Good luck with your tutorial, not that you need it.
    Your work is lovely.

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  3. I'll be fascinated to hear what your tutor says - inspirational stuff!

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  4. Good luck for later on!
    It's been fascinating watching this piece come together - thanks for sharing.

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  5. wow - rather wonderful - lovely to see the sketches become real finished works! xxx

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  6. They are wonderful Gina, I hope your tutor agreed. Love the whiskers BTW!

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  7. Ooh! Hope the tutorial goes/went well!

    Lucy xx

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  8. It's good to see how the stitching compares to the sketches, thanks for sharing this, I've found it really interesting.
    Good luck with the tutorial.

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  9. Gina , they are wonderful,I do hope you bring them with you when you come to Farnborough next year.

    Judith.

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  10. Good luck with the tutorial, the portraits are fabulous

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  11. I just KNEW they'd be awsome! Oh if I had the patience (and the talent!!). xxx

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  12. I knew they would look fabulous and bet they look even better in the flesh! Hope your tutor is in agreement with all of us!! x

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing your work in such an honest way. Good luck with your tutorial, it will be fine!

    Carolyn x

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  14. wow gina, they are all amazing, i especially like the one on the bottom left! Hope the tutorial goes well.

    xx

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  15. Hope your tutorial went well this evening. I am in awe of you having turned your sketches into stitch in this way!

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  16. I find these a bit scary - are they meant to be? Sort of planet of the apes. Sorry for not being complimentary.

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  17. A look of impressionism...... I like them, hope all went well. Having "been there", I know that it can be both daunting and exciting.......... good luck with the tutorial.

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  18. Really love the bottom left one - hope the tutor is impressed! And whatever happened to your visitors ...?

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  19. Amazing work,and such patience! Hope it was well received.
    Penny

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  20. I can see why you're pleased - it's really carried through well. But why do I find the spikey effect of the stitching 'disturbing'? And even stranger, why do I find the five o'clock shadow so 'in keeping'...? Await the feedback with interest!

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  21. I hope your tutor is, too - seems like a hard one to please. I think they are amazing, though!

    Pomona x

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  22. Wow Gina! Your work is amazing!!!

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  23. Love where you're going with this, i can see how the degree training is guiding your thinking, hope that's not too presumptuous, but there is a really different, outside the box feeling to theses portraits, congrats on getting your head round the project so successfully.
    My favourite is the top left, it carries over the quality you had in one of your sketches so well.
    Lovely to see your journey, thanks for sharing, hope the tutorial went well

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