Sunday, November 16, 2008

all stitch'd up

I do like tattoos, even though I must confess that I don't own any (some combination of my Libran indecisiveness and slight fear of needles)!  So I brought a Stitch'd Ink design at Kraftbomb a few months ago and have finally finished the design.  Somewhere along the lines I forgot that cross stitch is very addictive- I'm sure thats because you don't really have to think much while working on them (that happened once or twice and I ended up forgetting to do a row or two! Oops!).  I did add the word 'Auntie' an old-school tattoo font which was a bit of a challenge- especially the 'A' which has all sorts of odd angles.  I chose to add the word 'Auntie' as I've been an auntie since I was 6 (most of my life) and I thought this would be a great way to make it some kind of badge. I do like the charm and irony of a piece like this.  I will get it framed eventually- most likely in a type of frame that is at odds with the design.  

I've also been working on a little painting- I'll post that when it's done!

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