The challenge this month was to compose a Haiku and use it for inspiration for your art, using stitching as part of the design element.
I composed a haiku about Zentangle, and designed my piece to be a visual Haiku. The design is divided into three sections : top left (first verse) is five lines of a pattern, mid section (second verse) is seven different patterns, and the right side and bottom (third verse) Is five feather patterns. The design is drawn on white silk dupioni, and then hand embroidered using single ply of cotton, rayon, or metallic threads and beading, quilting through the batting as I stitched. The feathers and black velvet border are machine quilted.
Calming mind and soul
A string with five, seven, five:
I think the work you do is so generous and giving. Thank you for the privilege of receiving your daily inspiration!
Thank you for sending that, Cherie. It's beautiful!
We invite readers to visit her blog and enjoy a larger view of her Zentangle creation and what else she wrote. In particular, notice how she used beads for her small circles in the upper left.
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