I wanted to make a little gift for a friend in guild who always seem to make everyone feel better by her mere presence, and this was a perfect excuse to play around with my new watercolor pencils (I used them a bit on the beach scene I did for my niece, but wanted to really play).
This Om symbol represents the known and unknown forms of God, and is a nice focus point for the design and intended recipient.
I started by stitching a little design on a 9×9″ sandwich, which I traced using a lightbox.
Next I colored! You can see in the picture below the stroke marks from the pencils, and how it’s a little choppy on the transition.
(Now, you might be thinking that with all this yoga and natural market talk in this post that I don’t eat Ben & Jerry’s ice cream on the couch watching CSI, but I assure you, that’s where my yoga pants are at their best.)
9″ square inches worth of pebbling is about all I can stand, so this worked out perfectly! Square it up, and it’s time for more ice cream.
I finished the edges with a facing so a binding wouldn’t distract from the front design.