Not long after Ron was diagnosed with cancer I felt the need to express what he was going through creatively. It took a bit of thinking but I arrived at the perfect design for him. It's called "The Journey" and I will reveal it as it is stitched. I'm a slow stitcher but I hope you will come back to watch for updates. The design is unlike anything I have ever created. . . . and rightly so.
I saw an etching in rock on the internet of what looked like a warrior on a horse. I remember thinking that yes, he was a warrior about to do battle with cancer. So at that moment, I adopted a Native American Indian theme for the design. Ron likes western memorabilia . . . . it was perfect.
Next, I needed symbolism in the design so I chose the rain cloud to depict the storm he was going through.
Beautiful bands of color are surrounding the design, holding the rider and his horse in place along with the elements.
Some of the stitches went in while I waited at the cancer center. Others were stitched here at home as I wove prayers into those threads as they were being stitched . . . . . . . I watched, waited and worried and often times just held the piece in my hands, my needle never moving.
I hope to find momentum to finish another large section soon.
Until then. . . . . .