Unexpected Calligraphy

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My grandmother always told me that the back of what you make with needle and thread should be as beautiful as the front.  Annerose Georgeson’s wonderful calligraphic paintings (https://wordpress.com/read/post/id/9502204/5809) reminded me that I meant to post the back of my cross-stitched graph because it surprised me with the interesting patterns that appeared.

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I’m sure I could use this idea for something else…stitching over watercolor comes to mind.

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…to be added to that ever longer list of ideas.

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You can see the front of this collaboration with the poet Tetiana Aleksina here:  https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/collaboration-a-canvas/

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11 responses to “Unexpected Calligraphy”

  1. zereion says :

    i wrote a poem..a simplest one..can you take a look..

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  2. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    Nice! Stitching over watercolor!! Woot! Love this. Ooh ok a WC background and then trees could be stitched, lines, almost like instead of line and wash, stitch and wash! 👏👍😳😀 You should have an idea booth. Kind of like Charlie Brown. Maybe set up a kiosk and charge $5 apiece. Or $500!

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  3. memadtwo says :

    That is great. Looks like some kind of language that only you can read.

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  4. thefeatheredsleep says :

    I love this!!!

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