A Rose – bead embroidery on canvas

It has been some time since I have finished and sent off “The Brain Project” to Toronto. I typically don’t create art under deadlines, but “The Brain Project” had to be completed in under 2 months. Several weeks after shipping out the brain sculpture I created, I found out that thanks to the coronavirus, the exhibition will not longer be taking place in Nathan Phillips Square. Bummer… Well, it least it will still be happening, just at a different location.

A portion of the Brain I created.

Before I found out that my proposal was accepted to this exhibition, I had some crazy ideas swirling around in my head for what my next SciArt project should be. But due to the deadlines, I had to double down and focus all of my time and energy on getting it done on time. And then, after I was done, I just couldn’t bring myself to choosing a new SciArt project.

While mulling over what my next SciArt project should be, I could not sit still. I decided to revisit an old passion of painting flowers. I have very fond memories of my 7th grade art teacher, who taught me the basics of acrylic painting. After not having painted for more years than I would like to admit, I tried to excavate some of the blending techniques I initially learned in his class.

Furthermore, I decided to combine several art forms that I have learned at different stages of my life. They include decoupage, painting and bead embroidery. Ironically, as I progressed from one technique to another, each one completely covered my previous efforts. In the future I will need to figure out a way to leave more of the painting visible.

This is still a work in progress that I will finish soon.

I am planning to make a series of these small (4” x 4”) frames with different flowers that I will paint and/or embroider. They will be available in my Etsy Shop, where I sell my more affordable artwork. Hope you check them out in the coming weeks!

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