Keeping it simple is one of my new goals. This piece certainly qualifies, but I think it’s a bit too simple!
There’s no real marriage between the gingkoes, the black and the background.
I’m happy with the leaves. Here’s what I’m thinking for the background…adding some stitching, probably just simple running stitches with black embroidery floss or perle cotton. It should be easy to follow the lines on the print and then I’ll insert a small black bead and/or a small glass bead every once in a while. What do you think?
I did not bring any of the black beads I have with me and I am NOT going to buy more here just to finish this piece! It can wait until I get back home! I can get started with the stitching, though, to see how I like it.
…maybe after a nap!
Or the next day! I added simple running stitches, a bit randomly, with 3 strands of floss. Did a lot to integrate the leaves and the background. (Picture is crooked, not the actual piece!)
In fact, I’ve decided that it really doesn’t need any beads! I’m satisfied with it the way it is.
I’m off for another nap, I think. Vacation is coming to a close and I have to get in all the lazy days I can!