You didn't think I'd leave you completely empty handed today, did you? Well you don't get to take this with you, but I do have something to share :). I've been working on a big project for a few months now. It's been really difficult to focus on with all of the wedding prep that's been going on around here, but I was able to finish it and I'm really happy with the end result.
This is my piece of native Oklahoman, Kristin Chenoweth, for the Okie Stitchalong, an embroidered portrait art exhibit that will be on display at a few different public venues in the area. The first one is the State Fair which starts next week. I'm soo happy to have been able to participate in such a fun exhibit. I'm just a little disappointed that I won't get to see the actual fair exhibit because I will be out of town, you know, getting married.
Faces are always my favorite part of portraits. I do the face before I do the hair, because I always save the hair for last. I hate stitching hair because it is boring. Faces have the most detail and are therefore always more difficult, which is what I find the most fun about doing portraits. It gives me a challenge. There's always that nagging thought in the background of "what if this doesn't look like who it's supposed to?"
I think it looks just like her! I used her book photo for the picture, you be the judge...