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Versailles Mandala (Mystery XX)
Victorian Flower Symphony
Violet Patch Mandala
by Dianne Kazakoff
by Helene Spreng
by Elena Kolodina
"In this piece I tried to capture impressions of how Vienna has been "then, in former times", when going to a Ball at night was important :-) There is a young woman dressed up in an utterly elegant dress from rose petal colored silks - wearing a necklace with pearls and crystals. She is waiting close to a velvet portiere with gold tassels for the carriage arriving to bring her to the castle Schoenbrunn which you can see faaaaar way in
This lucky woman lives in a very elegant setting - look at the chandelier! and the garden behind her... where that little (?) peacock comes right in to see if
he can find a crumb or two....It is already dawning and the gas lantern is lit already, sending out a flattering shimmer of light to the scene....
This piece will incorporate lots of colors, beads, metallics and sparklies of course -- and besides the cross stitching have quite some Special Stitches as you know from my designs. These will give dimension and extra interest and give alot of fun whilst stitching!"
-Martina Rosenberg, September 7th, 2008
Image by Helen Orlova, stitched by her mother Galyna Orlova. See more in her online album below.
by Xummer on 28 ct black linen