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Illustration Friday-- Plain/stitch/Tales and Legends

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Illustration Friday-- Plain/stitch/Tales and Legends

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I think this is the longest I've gone without drawing an illustration friday challenge since I started, back in 2005. My excuse is that I was coding my website and I had to figure out how to do that before I could work on it. But it's all done now, except for the very important step of having Dan-the-computer-guru make sure it all works, so I'm back.

Maybe it's the Pennsylvania in me, but when I thought of Stitch and Plain, I knew this was the image I had to do. Amish women are usually quilting something when they aren't working, and I can't help but think they're quilting their world into every piece they make.

And of course, the people who live in the houses at the base of the seam she's stitching must have some Tales and Legends of what she's doing up there....
(I know, that's cheating. I'll do another Tales and Legends image this weekend that's more on topic!)

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  • illustration friday

    This image captures all the themes perfectly, and is a real delight. Great work, Liz! Welcome back to art-making!
    --eyecontact
    • Re: illustration friday

      Thanks-- it's really good to be back! I'm not happy when I can't draw for awhile...
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