The machine embroidery group at the Embroiderers Guild of Victoria has a challenge at the moment. It is a fairly long-term challenge and I have eventually done a small piece for it. You can choose an image, that is approx 20cm x 18.5cm, and you are supposed to interpret that to make a stand-alone piece. It is part of a larger image but we haven't seen the larger one, so don't know what we are making.
My piece looked like a face, or an animal's face, looking up to rainclouds. Well, that's how I saw it.
My work hasn't quite turned out how I wanted but I will still take it to the group this weekend and see what they say.
The cloudy sky on mine is not really dark, I hope it doesn't matter in the overall finished piece. I am hoping that the it will be one of the illusion-like images where you can see the overall design if you stand away from it.
You can see some of the sorts of things (that I think we are making) here and here and you can even see how it can be done here.
Interesting date today - 28/2/14. (28/2=14 (I can't find the division sign))