I was nervous about the painting. I don't have much experience doing it, it would be easy to ruin the piece after all that work, I have no training in painting--it's the no-confidence witch at work. "Nevertheless," said I, and went forward. I found, though, that if I didn't like a part of it, I could paint over with another shade of color and blend gently and it would come out all right.
I have to credit my friend Margot, who noted some time ago that I seem to be doing a lot with swirly hand stitching, and maybe that should be part of the artistic voice I'm developing. I just let that percolate for a while; now it has come to be an important part of almost everything I'm doing. Thank you, Margot, for the observation.
Kakishibu Iris II will be yellow with brown.