Today on one of the on on-line groups I belong to there was some discussion about a particular talented artist that a few of us know. The first time I had anything to do with this lady was with this piece of embroidery. We were in a class together where we had to use a magazine pic as inspiration to paint a background onto fabric, then stitch. As paint brushes & me did not mix very well back then, I had no idea what I was doing. This lady took the brush out of my hand & said " you just do it like this" and in 2 seconds flat my background was painted. I learnt much later that she was an art teacher. No wonder she felt sorry for me! Anyway, the painting of the background may not be mine, but everyone of those stitches has been done my me.
I called the piece " Old Back Steps" & it was the first piece of my own work that I ever had framed . It now hangs on my dining room wall. That was way back in 1995 & there are now a few pieces of my own work which grace my walls. I even dabble occasionally with the paint brush these days, but I much prefer to use needle & thread.