Today is the Spring Equinox! Let’s celebrate the coming of warmth and the promise of the growing season. Here are some spring-inspired closeups of my artwork, starting with a house and tree, which I guess is from the first grade. Skip 50 years, to a group of details from some nursery rhyme illustrations in Pocketful of Posies. If you have the book, you can look carefully and pick them out.
Beautiful Salley! I love it. So inspiring. 🙂
Well, Ms. Salley… I’d say you’ve come a long way!!! (Though…honestly… I do LOVE the first drawing too.) Love your work and have enjoyed it for years and years… Thanks for making the world a quite nicer place to be.
Your work gives me a lift. I am celebrating Spring too. Peek at my blogs to enjoy. jennifercalvertedwards.wordpress.com and cancertogether.wordpress.com
Wonderful closeups Salley, I own and love your book, quite often I take it and look at all the incredible details, I always find something new. Thanks for sharing.
Hello Salley! Just love the robin and the blue eggs. I am hoping to see a robin in my yard letting me know spring has arrived. LOVE you work.
vos broderies et vos petits personnages sont magnifiques, félicitations, joelle
Hi Salley, I love that your parents (and then you) saved your artwork from childhood. I do the same with my kids art. my husband makes fun of me, but when we are old and grey, he’ll be glad I kept it.
Quel bonheur de voir le printemps qui arrive….
When my grandkids were 4 or 5 I got them to draw simple pictures on 10″ squares of calico, and write their name, too, then I embroidered over the top in the same colours that they used, and made them each a quilt from 9 of the drawings they did. The results were absolutely delightful and quite charming to read words like “DUTTERFLY” in their sweet naiive script, before school influenced them!
hi, love your idea, the birds’ nest and is that a real flower ? it really light up the whole picture.
The flower is artificial!
Salley I love all your posts! I love the details and creative thinking that go into each piece you create. Did you use wooden beads for the fence? I’ve been collecting some embroidery projects that I would like to try on vacation.. can you recommend a good book of Embroidery Stitches?
Have a Blessed Day,
Thanks, Rebecca. The tube beads are made of some kind of hollow plant material. And any basic embroidery book is fine. I only use a few stitches – nothing fancy.
I love seeing your cheery work, Salley! Thank you for your post!!!
these pieces are gorgeous.