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Hi,Iam Deepa from Bangalore,India.Iam a lecturer by profession and embroidery is my passion.This blog is my space to share my passion with you. Iam so glad that you came by to visit my little space in this blogosphere. Hope you enjoy your visit here.Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions.I would love to hear from you.You can also mail me at deepabalagopalatgmaildotcom

Friday, December 02, 2011

Comparing two patterns-Anthuriums with Kamal Kadai

While posting the Anthurium with Kamal Kadai, I had written about not being satisfied with what I'd done. Had a feeling that something was missing there,but could not place it. I tried again. The same flowers, the same technique,but with a slight variation in the pattern.

Instead of the stiff stems, I made it curvy; the leaves were modified too. The size of the flowers too were reduced .And the tip of the flower has come out better than the other one.

Here is a comparison.The pattern on the right which I posted last time is based on an actual photograph. The leaves are more real. It looks good as an individual pattern. But it looks firm & staunch.
Today's is a fancy version of the same. It looks dainty ,I just wish I had used a brighter color for the leaves.

What do you think? Do you like fancy embroidery patterns full of curves and swirls ? At present, I am kind of vacillating between both - I like 'em both,but the left one slightly more.

Till the next post,
Love,luck and sunshine,
Deepa

30 comments:

Ranjana said...

I like them both. But 1 mark extra to the left one :)

aracne said...

The fancy pattern looks much nicer to my uneducated and profane eye.
But I suppose that it depends on where you are going to use the pattern: in a modern setting the 'natural' pattern with simple lines would look more apt.

veena krishnakumar said...

Loved today's version...loooks great. How r u feeling Deepa??

Rayeesa said...

Beautiful this pattern is also lovely ...

Hannah said...

I like the one on the left a lot more. It's really elegant.

Suztats said...

It depends what I'm stitching, but I usually prefer a free-flowing pattern over one that looks formal and stiff. Happy stitching.

Amrita said...

Isn't it such a great feeling to expeiment and come up with something even better than earlier? Of course the stylised flower lookes more elegant :) I don't think that you should bother too much if it is not accurate. In literature, a poet is totally excused if he or she sets aside the conventional grammar and diction rules to comply with the metrical or tonal requirements of their writing. This is called poetic licence. By the same logic, I guess as an artist you can exercise your "artistic licence" :) :) :)

Anusuya said...

I like the flowers of the fancy one and leaves of the right one.It looks so real. N I love patterns full of curves and swirls..:)

Pradeepa said...

I find both of them equally beautiful, Deepa.

Walfrida said...

like both ... for different ocasions ... great work!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hmmmm - that's a hard one. I really like the leaves from the first one and the flowers from the second one. Having said that, overall I prefer the one on the left.

Heather said...

Hi Deepa... thanks for visiting my blog, it's always nice to hear from you. For your design, I love the free form, however, the other is just as stunning, perhaps if the center stem just curved slightly instead of straight up and down it would give it a little more "free form" too... the leaves are beautiful on this... true, depending upon the use, one is more formal than the other... I believe I had those flowers in my wedding bouquet! Hugs.

Valquiria said...

Hi Deepa,
I loved today's version.It's so beautiful.I like curves and swirls.
Check my blog and you'll see what I made:kamal kadai embroidery in gift cards.I also did kamal kadai labels to match.It's very simple to make and it's a sugestion for Christmas gifts.
Kisses
Valquiria

G.AruljothiKarikalan said...

nice comparison deepa... i like the curve pattern.... too good

neki desu said...

i like the fancy one better. it has movement and it transmitts a feeling of fun.

MiniBinoy said...

both are lovely deepa.. still a li'l mark more for the left one:)

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I like them both but the curvy ones I especially like!

Crazy Karol said...

Im like the one on the left better Deepa I think it looks more natural.
hugs

Daisy said...

I much prefer the one on the left the flowers are more natural. The leaves on the right are more the right shape but need longer stems instead of being bunched together. I like the darker leaves as this allows the flowers to dominate. All in all two beautiful designs each with their own place ;-D

veena krishnakumar said...

Deepa:-)Thanks for that comment on my blog...pushes me to do something!!!

RajiSaj said...

I love the leaves at first work and flowers of second....

rajis

Coeur de freesia said...

I prefer the one on the left ! I wish you and your family a merry christmas. Hope this will bring you a better health...

nsangheetha said...

Hi Deepa,

I love the left one more.. As you pointed out the petal tips are more natural and pointed.
Take care of urself.
love
Sangheetha.

Rachel said...

you have come back with a big bang.
wish you a speedy recovery.

Royce said...

Nice to see your works again .
take care ..... wish you good health.

magdamagda said...

Thanks Deepa for the New Year's wishes- wishing you also the best year- best health, best mood, to look and feel your best and of course to make more embroidery masterpieces, to have many happy family moments and well enjoy the beauty of sharing all that with us, your dear readers! hugs:)

Magda

viji said...

wow
Looks so pretty.
viji

Pradeepa said...

Thanks for your wishes in my blog, Deepa. I hope you are keeping in good health now. I wish you and your family a wonderful new year.

RajiSaj said...

Happyyy 2012 Deepa .....

happiness always,
rajis

letslearnembroidery said...

Hi Deepa,
I wanted to comment earlier but had some problems with my computer.It's good to see you back.Embroidery is one of the things that keeps us going, isn't it?Having a blog makes us more creative, doesn't it?Hope to see more creative ideas from you.Another thing-life has its ups and downs.When you really calculate them, there're more ups than downs.So, always be happy-Ina.