Almost there…here is Progress on Day 25. I was able to finish all the background in the rug center and all the motifs. Now to finish the last section of border and the rug will be finished…Hooray!!!
As I wrote in the beginning…this rug is 39 x 49 inches.
I’m going to start telling you a bit about the rug so it will be better understood when you see the final picture. One of the figures is adapted from Greek and Roman statues. The second figure is an adaptation of a small border motif from ancient Celtic art. The urns, pedestals and some flowers are adapted from an old woodcut…but the urns with their weeping branches are also found on antique embroidered mourning pictures.
I have sketched some of the flowers, the bugs and other random motifs. I simply cut out a border motif from copy paper and drew around it. The border is 5 inches wide.
What does this rug portray?
My first title was “Encounter…or Rendezvous?” And I thought it would be either two actual living “people” in the garden as seen from the window of a great estate…or two “statues”! Since what we see in the dark can be deceiving, I could imagine the viewers trying to see just what was going on! Sometimes a trick of the light or the flutter of something moved by the wind makes us think we see figures moving. But did they?
In truth, there are several stories that this rug could portray…and I did not have an exact story in my head before beginning to hook. I thought of other titles…Is this “Energetic” or “Restful”? Perhaps “Ecstasy” or “Resignation”? Is it “Enchantment” or “Reality”? Can we really tell?
Tomorrow, I should be finished …Day 26…and I will finish the explanation of the rug. 🙂 I wonder if you will see it in the same way I do!!! …lol…
Here is Day 25… Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂