Before I really started working on this part, I needed some inspiration, so I flipped through Robin Atkins‘ book, Heart to Hands Bead Embroidery. I love how she creates texture in her work by incorporating many different techniques. I thought it would be fun to try this with my trees. I would like the different colours & textures to represent all the different species of trees on the White House grounds.
I don’t usually work improvisationally like this – it is really a challenge for me! Mostly because I don’t know if I like what I am doing! The last time I worked like this was on the headlight beams for my beaded DeLorean Time Machine. I remember that I was very unsure about the whole thing, but when it was finished, I found it to be impressive. It turned out to be one of my favourite parts of the piece! 😮
Bead embroidery on felt. Work in progress. So, I guess I’ll just have to keep beading to see how these trees grow. One bead at a time! 😀