I know I can’t be the only one that starts an art or craft project and then doesn’t finish it. Mine is a painting that I started maybe 4 years ago.
That is a long time. I went with my boyfriend (now husband!) to Rome and had a great idea for a painting of the Colosseum. I took varoius black and white and colour photos of the building at different angles and when I got home, put them together to create a collage effect.
I then numbered each photo so I could remember where they went and sketched onto a 76cm x 60cm canvas. I think that it stayed as a pencil drawing for at least a year.
I then started to paint it which ended up taking another 2 years. I put it away as I wasn’t happy with it and then last year I found it and started thinking about it again.
I decided it needed some embroidery and so the slow process of hand embroidering poppies, wheat and seed heads started and I still haven’t finished it.
I am hoping that by sharing it with you, it will give me the motivation to finish it once and for all.