I've been challenged by my dear friend Marina Berts to participate in an Art Chain and publish my artwork five days in a row in my blog. Challenge accepted! Today, I am going to spoil you with not one, but two pieces. After all, tomorrow is Sunday. So here come pieces 4 & 5:
Piece 4 is a goldwork cross I stitched when my mother in law died. It was placed on her coffin during requiem mass. My father in law displayed it in the living room next to her picture.
Piece 5 was stitched some 22 months later when my father in law died. It depicts Mary surrounded by hearts. Both pieces were placed inside my father in law's coffin.
Both pieces are not superbly stitched. Due to the short period of time between death and burial, they are rather crude. However, as you can probably guess, both pieces mean a lot to me. I found it very soothing to be stitching with all the emotions going on around me. It was also an act of closure to put them eventually in the coffin an in the ground. Ever since, I stitch a little piece and leave it at the graveside of my beloved.
So, that's my last entry for the Art Challenge. On Monday, I'll show you progress with my silk shading. Have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday!
Jessica M. Grimm
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