Embroideries: Hastening Away

Hastening Away by R de Heer

In this little stitchery I have three little creatures hastening away from hot times to cooler, more verdant places. My intention was to form these creatures from the pale negative space in a pattern of aqua squiggles on a darker ink wash. 

Where their anatomy was colonised by the two latter elements I fudged and framed and finagled the background detail to cover the pattern and wash, to leave the critters their substance. 

The title came to me after I had taken the scrap from the ring. 

I always use Exotic Lights by Colour Streams now for the stitching. 

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