Do you have a piece of art that reminds you of a special place or memory or person? I love that about art. Art is powerful - it calls us to deeper living. Quiet moments. Reflection in a loud and frenetic world.
I had a blast working on this nautical embroidery hoop art, particularly because it was my first foray into the land of embroidery + watercolor. But also because stitching and photographing this hoop brought me back to some of my favorite trips to the beach (I'm talking about you, Sanibel!) Even though the summer is just about gone, and I’m looking forward to fall, this piece of art evoked special memories for me.
I want the same thing for you, the viewer, when you look at the work I create. What memory does it stir? What does it call you back to? I know this crab could just be a nice addition to your nautical decor, and there’s nothing wrong with that! :) But my desire is for it to create a quiet moment for you as well.