One for sorrow, two for joy.
The idea to do a work from this saying has been quietly building, I have always looked for the second magpie.
Once again this started with the idea, then the observation of the birds, followed by the sketches. For some reason the act of stitching improved the look of the magpies, maybe it’s the colour?
The words are written in ink onto ticking (so like lined paper), carefully making sure the ink doesn’t spread. I choose to leave ‘two for joy’ unsaid as it adds a layer to what could be too simple a piece of work.
I hope you like it!
Art = craft and vision

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