Friday, February 10, 2023
New Project: Winged Ma'at

After seeing images of medieval tapestries such as those at the Met Cloisters, I got inspired to "go bigger". The medieval tapestries are woven on a loom, rather than cross stitched, and are vast. For instance the linked example is 144 7/8 x 99 in. (368 x 251.5 cm). Still, I could go some bigger.

I remembered an old drawing of Isis. It never got beyond a line drawing:

I decided to adapt this...

To make pdfs from which this could be traced, I divided it into sections.
But we don't have a working printer!

So I laid paper on the computer monitor and traced.
(I decided not to give her "side-pointers", :D)

The process!
I decided to get some inspiration from Nefertari's exquisite tomb paintings
For size reference, photo is 4x6 inches.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
She Has a Face

I decided her feather was sketched way too small....

Saturday, March 25, 2023
She's Getting Wings!

My wrist got sore, but I was determined to have the second feather row delineated.
Now I must rest my hands, hence we have a progress photo!

I'm thinking a variegated purple for the third feather row..... Must finish at least one side of the green feathers, though, to make that determination. So frustrating not to be able to work on this. But I can't wreck my wrist permanently! Time now to read. I've bought so many books. Julia reads (and enjoys) them all. I say "someday....". 'Someday' is here.

Friday, April 21, 2023
She's Got a Dress!

Maybe I'll have a purple lower feather band? Possibly a dark purple???

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
She's Got her Feather

In bluish purple to balance with her blue dress and the purples to come in the lower feather band...

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Purple Feathers are Sprouting!

Purples are coming in the lower feather band...

Entire wing showing all the purple tests...
I am using the blue and fuschia blends as I've used on the earlier ANKH

Monday, June 26, 2023
Purple Feathers are Sprouting Further!

It's been a long time since an update:

The darkest purples are at the farthest end.
(Top two feathers 1/4 826/304 blend, 3/4 825/815 blend (DMC colors)
The middle feathers are a 50/50 blend of the lighter and darker blend, while the lower feathers are 3/4 lighter mixtures, and the feathers closest to Ma'at are all the lighter 826/304 blend.
(I did take time also to do Ma'at's mat, in yellowish green, photo of that to come later.)

Monday, July 14, 2023
Wings are Done!

It's been a while since an update:

All of Ma'at herself is done, now I'm doing the background.

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