I learned my lesson about using a stabilizer on the last piece and even with the (tear-away) stabilizer, I still had a small bit of puckering. I had to wash the water soluble stabilizer out of the piece and I think that may have contributed a bit to the shrinkage. I am pretty pleased with her. I ended up going with the blueberries, keeping the "Maine" theme going. She has a gingko branch and a small clump of blueberries still on the branch tip behind her.
I am also including close-ups of the flora. I used colored pencils, pastels and charcoal as well as thread sketching on both of these.
here. At first I felt disappointed with her but she has certainly come alive for me.
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