Tetes au Dessus (or, Heads Above)
Here's what I've been working on this month for my Interpret This! group.
Overall, I'm happy with how this came out. I like the simplicity of the composition, I like the way the colors of the dolls vibrate against the black. If I were to make one change, it would be to change the quilting to a simpler design, rather than using the other elements in the photo. I do think I am learning what constitutes my 'voice'- and simpler is definitely part of it.
I've also decided I need to challenge myself further in the coming months. I will be looking to take elements of the photos rather than the entire photo. I want to bring more of me into it.
And, I'm glad I got some handwork into this. I do enjoy the process of hand embroidery- I just hope the arthritis I seem to be developing in my hands doesn't make that difficult or impossible to do in the coming years.
If you haven't already, click over to the Interpret This! blog to see what the others are doing with the photo. It has been fascinating to watch the different interpretations unfold!