Lord of Power, Stability and Life II

Needlepoint, 18 grid aida canvas, without hem, about 8 x 10 inches....

It all began six years ago with a drawing I did:


Lord of Power, Stability and Life
The drawing first began with a crop of "Kairoinfo4u's" photo of a scene at the Chapel of Hathor in Hatshepsut's Deir el-Bahari temple:

For the needlepoint design, I aimed for a more symmetrical neb bowl. I also wanted to make the bowl more detailed, as in the Middle Kingdom example at Senwosret I's White chapel:


Example screencaptured from "Kairoinfo4u"

So I made little squares to suggest a woven basket. I put my initials on the front, to the same 6x6 stitch square as the basket squares. After I did that, the left side seemed imbalanced. So I put a tiny smiling emoji, with the smile shape similar to the neb bowl shape. As emojis are so prevalent these days, it seems a perfect way to add to my signage. "The artist smiles at you, the viewer", :)