Have you seen the commercials for Pure Michigan? They show how beautiful our state is and try to draw people here to visit. It actually is a beautiful state, especially late spring with all the green leaves and flowers blooming. But the most beautiful time is in the fall, when the leaves are changing and we see bright gold, bold red, vibrant orange, and all the muted shades in between.
On Facebook, there is a page when people in our local town are posting photos from around the area, “Pure _________”. Flowers, trees, spiders, gorgeous autumn colors, peaceful water, etc.
A couple of the photos really drew my eye. Something in them just spoke to my creative mind.
One of which is the following photo by a lady named Mary Harris:
That bright red leaf beckoned me. Drew me into the photo. Then the whole branch of burgundy, standing out from all that green.
As soon as I saw it, I saw the potential for an embroidery design. So I asked permission to use the photo and make a sketch. Mary was kind enough to grant me permission. After the sketch was done, I made sure she had the opportunity to see it, and then I asked permission to use her photo on my blog, which again she was nice enough to say yes.
Here is the sketch that was based on her photo:
I want to make sure to keep that red leaf front and center. Followed by the burgundy. With the green as the perfect background.
I haven’t yet decided if this will be needle painted, satin stitched, feather stitched, or just outlined.
Thank you again Mary! I hope to see more of your photos on the Facebook page. You have a great eye.
I do have two more sketches done from two photos another lady took. I’m waiting for the additional permission to use her photos here with the sketches.
I also have a few of my own sketches I’ll shares at a later date.