Friday, 9 July 2010

Du-bye embroidery finished

Finished, framed and presented. This is what the completed picture looks like:



I tried to tell the story of their life in Dubai as I saw it. They came to Dubai 7 years ago to work on the construction of the Madinat Jumeirah...



...they came here as couple, but only got married in Dubai. They stand under the cross of Jesus, on the top of the dune, to symbolize their relationship with the Lord



The writing in the clouds are the time they spent in Dubai...



...and is written by his own aeroplane



The FJ Cruiser with the roof tent represent all our camping and fishing trips we shared with them. It contains a few details representing specific incidents which has become treasured memories for us and them





The Harley is a treasured possession and represents his love of motorbikes and travelling. The Harley and the plane goes back to SA with them and are shown 'in motion' to symbolise them flying and riding into their future.



I used an Arabic-design border to frame the picture, showing how their life and time in the UAE has limits. No expat can stay here forever and we will all come to the end of our time here...



Finally, just a few close-ups of the stitching. I used mainly back-stitch with a few chain-stitches here and there.







3 comments:

meetmeinthedayroom said...

The shading in the windows is just brilliant!

Caroline said...

Not only a work of art, but a gift of love as well!

Marie said...

This is amazing -- what a beautiful creation