Under the Sea has been on my 26 Projects list for a long time. I started it in 2009 in a class with Pamela Allen. I started it at the same time I started the Flower Garden. I finished The Flower Garden in 2013.
Despite my best efforts, this piece has been on my mind. After my Special Whine, I picked it up and have been embellishing it with Perl cotton and other types of embroidery thread in the evenings while I watch TV.
I am pleased. Doing the embroidery, though simple, has calmed down my creative crisis, if just for the moment.
Of course, I don’t have enough colors of Perl Cotton. When do I ever have enough colors? I am making due for the moment.
I know these colors are odd colors for me. It is a problem, because I keep wondering where to add pink. The turquoise additions do help.
I am trying a combination of greys with the turquoises and blues to see how that looks. I am not sure if it makes any difference, in the way my mind wants, because so much of the piece is made up of browns and oranges.
The piece is small and I think I will make it into a cushion cover and give it away. Not my colors, you know. We’ll see.