Friday, December 7, 2012

Advent, day 7

Today we jump forward from Joseph 400 years to the story of Moses. Here is the first entry for Moses, where he is floating in the river Nile in the basket his mother made; being discovered by the daughter of the Pharaoh.  (Either that, or being watched over by his sister until being discovered!)

day 7

There were two things in this picture that were very interesting: the water was a lot of fun to stitch. It looks like it has a lot of movement, but it is actually a very regular pattern, it is just the repetition that makes it look like it is moving. Also, there are a lot of bugs embroidered in this picture. You have to look for them, but they are there, which makes you think that there were probably a lot of bugs by the real river too. I also love the fact that Moses is up-side down. Takes away the sense of control, doesn't it?

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