The second photo shows the piece with the thread embroidery done and the piece ready for some beads.
The last photo shows the piece after I added the stiffened Iris to the piece. The only part I needed to stiffen was the petals so that they would stay upright on the piece. I added leaves and sewed the roots down and spreading to get their moisture and nutrients from the world around them.
I do realize that Irises do not grow along salt water beaches but that is what Artistic License is for. These are primordial waters that give life to us all.
Wayne said that he really likes it so far. I still need the surf, sand and shells and then we will be finished and ready to move onto June.
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