Friday, January 6, 2023
Quick Sketch

I created this tableau earlier with the view to creating a still life composition, with a pyramidal balance.
(Djehuty amulet by "On the Temple Steps", Ma'at statue is a reproduction of an ancient statue now at the Louvre.)
I hoped this would inspire further works of art.

At least we have a quick sketch.
I forgot how good simply drawing feels. I hope I do more of it!

Sunday, January 8, 2023
She is Complete!

Taking the design of the small Hathor I did in 2020 and changing the colors to more warm, this one is 28cm (11in.) wide.
© Joan Ann Lansberry 2023

Photo by William Petty from KV 57 that served as a guide for both the 2015, 2020 and 2023 pieces, (courtesy William Petty)

This is my third attempt of this scene from Horemheb's tomb. The first is mixed media trace print/colored pencil. The second is a small needlepoint on 18 grid aida. This one is cross stitch on 20 grid aida. The greater "pixel" count and greater size allows much more detail than my first attempt.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Ankh is Begun!

The inspiration...

The colors are so soothing to me....


The pattern won't be so obvious when the middle tones are filled in.
Outer threads used are DMC 3765 and 917, inner darker threads are 311 and 815, middle threads will be 312 and 915.
The canvas is the 20 grid aida cut off from the Hathor tapestry above, an additional connection.

Oops, I missed a stitch!

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Ankh is Finished!

In situ, three brass ankhs I had made via Shapeways....
Piece to the left is needlepoint I did of Nebthet

The scan shows the warpage.
(I didn't have it aligned right within the frame, a bit hard since the canvas wasn't quite large enough for the hoop.
Blocking it didn't quite fix all the warpage.)

A digital "fix", not sure if this really works....
Fortunately, the warpage isn't obvious when it's hanging.

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