Thursday, September 27, 2012
Balloon Girl by Bo
I am so in love with this embroidery by Flickr user Bo - it doesn't have a title, but I like to think of her as Balloon Girl. There's just so much to love about this piece - the framing, the bold red of the balloon, the soft expression on the girl's face - but it's really her hair that gets me every time I look at it. Although the stitching is basically very simple, the detail of it is so striking. With just a simple stitch, Bo creates depth, movement, and texture. It's almost like I can feel the breeze blowing across the hoop. Bo's embroidery really inspires me to work more with fill stitches to create different effects!