Creation is an important means of self-expression. Before I started applying to art therapy grad programs, I was limited to working in 2D media (mainly watercolor, acrylic, and oil). Luckily, I discovered a passion for working with textiles, including embroidery.
This piece was inspired by Netflix's hit 2020 docuseries, "Tiger King." (Good morning to everyone except that b Carole Baskin!)
I started this hoop by googling a picture of a Bengal tiger. Then, I sketched some basic outlines in sharpie. I alternated between bits of orange, pink, and grey thread to add dimension to the planes of the face.
I've heard embroidery described as painting with thread. It's a beautiful and relaxing medium.