I've always had a deep affection for doilies and embroideries and what they ...
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I've always had a deep affection for doilies and embroideries and what they signify to me. My mother cherished exquisite French-style doilies, while my mother-in-law was a master of Romanian crochet stitches. Their vintage charm adds an element of surprise and a link to the past in our modern interiors, and I adore incorporating them.

I've also been drawn to embroidery, and I still possess a collection of my needlework. During my pregnancy with my first daughter in France, I had to rest for several months, and I kept myself occupied with embroidery. I recall the immense enjoyment it brought me; it's incredibly soothing, and time passes quickly when you're engrossed in those delicate cross stitches. I ended up creating a complete tablecloth with six napkins, which looked simply exquisite.

Now, when I seek relaxation and to lose track of time, I turn to painting. In this particular artwork, I wanted to pay homage to the creations I made years ago. I used a rose of Sharon to showcase one of the napkins I embroidered nearly three decades ago.


Title: The Gentleness of the Rose of Sharon
Year: 2023
Size: 8x10
Media: Oil paint on Canvas Panel
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