"we have to trust our own choice after all, and end with the simple belief that what pleases us is beautiful. indeed, no other rule is of any use to us, and if we do but honestly please ourselves, and make forms which genuinely give us pleasure, we shall find ourselves credited with the power of designing beautiful things." - richard hatton
I found these lovely words on this blog. It was at a time that I needed them. I followed my muse when making this - and I like it, but wondered if others would. After reading this, I realized it didn't really matter. Some people may like it, others of course may not, but that is okay.
I wanted to use some fabric, and I love the look of mixing thread work (I wouldn't call it embroidery, as I can't really do that, and was looking for a rustic look) with paper and images. I wanted to stay away from throwing more paint and muck at it as I usually do, but rather trying for a cleaner, somewhat neater look - something I don't usually do....... and in the end, I like it.