Inspiration for embroidery design

Eye Diagram by m.salazar, 2014, pen on paper.

Eye Diagram by m.salazar, 2014, pen on paper.

The last few days I have been absorbed in jewelry projects, so painting has been on the back burner. I don’t like to be so disorganized about my time and work but I figure going with the flow beats being paralyzed by not knowing where to start. Discipline is something I am constantly struggling with, I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever be at the point where I can just naturally jump into things due to a set structure. A part of me though, tells me that it isn’t how I function and that I should embrace who I am and make the best of it. It’s not like I’m a lost cause after all. For now, I am going with the flow, even if that means letting go of my household duties, like cleaning and laundry. But that is a topic for another day.

I couldn’t make up my mind what I wanted to work on today, I did know that vacuuming was not on the agenda! I decided to look for images to rip off for embroidery projects. I ended up finding a Victorian era medical diagram of a human eye. I really liked the color palette of the print and thought it would lend itself to a more abstract image of an eye. I tried drawing on the fabric I planned on embroidering with the eye but it was difficult to do because my fabric pen is a little dried out. Instead I decided to draw the diagram in my new sketchbook and just get a feel for the lines and think about how I could modify it for an embroidery design. I spent about an hour and a half total on this drawing. I might work on it a bit in Adobe Illustrator in the next few days or so.

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