I did a quick sketch over a photo of the arrangement. Becoming green was in my mind. And Growing Up. And maybe Blending in. There's nothing new about trees with faces or animals/people sprouting branches. This kind of image is common in illustration. Maybe that's where it came from?. Are they cats? Depends on the face details I think. They are certainly stray somethings. Wild things.
The sketch is loose, sometimes to draw is not the same as to stitch. I don't always follow the sketch, sometimes I just want to get the thought out. I never trace and sometimes don't even look back. I always like to draw in the moment. The pairings are an easy begin as a base, there are so many options for shaping them. I like to take it slow. Rocking between drawing and stitching, as needed. With the purpose of holding it together.
Building on and with Pairings
Things are not running smoothly here at the moment, technical issues along with the house sale and spring allergies and such. I feel I have not covered a lot of what I expected to get to here. And time is passing. And I do want to get through one piece from start to finish... to do that. I need to talk.