I received these wonderful comments from a lovely couple who collect art and have recently purchased some of my work. I am so pleased that they are happy with my workmanship and art.
'The Rare Moorland Hare'
"So thrilled with this piece which was the first we chose out of the three pieces we bought recently. Nicole’s fine eye for detail and quality of workmanship brought the two hares to life. A beautiful picture which we shall treasure for many years to come."
'A Puffin's Dinner'
"Could not resist this one and it was meant to be since Puffins have always been my favourite bird. Again the detail in Nicole’s work gives a life like impression of the bird. I will enjoy looking at this picture for many years to come."
Now all my Little Egrets are completed, I've moved to make their nest. It is a nice break from all that embroidering though equally complicated. I deiced on a mixer of three dimensional work and applique to achieve the roundness of their nest and shadowing, creating the feeling of distance and close up.
One mother Little Egret completed, just the father to go now and all seven will the finished. Mother Egret was definitely the hardest piece of embroidery I have done so far, with all her fine feathers and finding the right colours in the white!
At the beginning of the month, I started a new project. After hours and days of embroidering and what feels like weeks, I have finally finished two of the baby Little Egrets. I only have five more to go! Though thankfully I have done most of the hard work already and shouldn't take many more days to finish. My arm will be very happy to hear this!!!