January 20, 2014

Hester Prynne

Published in Somerset Studio Gallery Winter 2012

The letter "A" is the prompt for Monday's blog challenge at Simon Says Stamp. This entry may not qualify for the random drawing because I made it two years ago, but I've never blogged about it and linked it anyway.

It seems many others do not enter "new" work because less than one hour after the post, there will be like 10 or 20 entries already of real elaborate items that I just know took longer than one hour to make.

So I'm guilty as charged because I wanted to have my post appear higher on the list so maybe more people would come visit and see what I made. How desperate and pathetic is that? I do enjoy the challenge of creating new work based on the prompts and will try my best not to post things made prior to the challenge date just to be first in line. There, now I feel better and it's good to get things off your chest (sorry Hester, no pun intended). She also chose not to conform to rules and beliefs, so I guess this piece is rather appropriate for today's post.

(Hester Prynne is the main character in a classic work of literary fiction written by Nathanial Hawthorne titled, The Scarlet Letter.)


  1. Of course you belong in the world of craft, this is stunning, calming piece of art. I love the calming colours and the pop of colour in the letter 'A'. Is this on fabric, looks stunning. A wonderful piece of art . Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  2. I also wonder how often the quick entries come in the Challenges. Yours truly needs for such projects also muse and inspiration, time to make also. In this sense, I would like to leave a greeting, but not to praise without the wonderful work. it reminds me immediately of the movie, The Scarlet Letter. sincerely hellerlittle

  3. My kind of stamping and my kind of art...beautiful...
    connie paxman

  4. This is beautiful - I find myself unable to figure out the process at all - it's really wonderful.

    1. Thank you. It's a simple collage of a digital image (Hester) and an embroidered piece of muslin pasted on to a canvas background that was tinted with acrylics. The only tricky part was managing the differences in height between the fabric and the paper.