Shanti

28 01 2010

Shanti is the ancient Sanskrit word for peace.

Hydrangea symbolizes friendship and understanding, the butterfly symbolizes new life or new beginning.

The small flowers are difficult to interpret in embroidery. I think I will do them in cut-out silk held by frenchknots or beads. The leaves will be a sampler of different stitches.

Half of the butterfly wings will be wired and detached. The grass will be the same as the Shalom iris-variety of yarns and ribbons. The helmet will not be padded, but might be of the same appliquéd material.

Shanti (watercolor)

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