I've finished the hand stitching of the text on this 'Shadow' piece, and I've outlined the shadows themselves with back stitch.
I had planned to fill in the shadows using tiny running stitches in the traditional Kantha style, but it just doesn't have the impact I want. I think because of the texture of the actual fabric on which I transferred this image, those subtle stitches are lost. I guess my next step will be to pull those stitches out and then figure out what I want to do instead.
I'm also planning some machine quilting in the background, probably with a variegated thread that will blend in with the variety of golds, tans and browns in the image.
Some many ideas, and so little time! Dime is keeping me busy, as would be expected, but he's doing great. I fit my stitching in during his naps, so I'm not as prolific as I was before he arrived. Kind of reminds me of being a new mom. LOL