Being a VanGogh admirer, I picked the Sunflowers pin for my first purchase:
Deciding what to put on my jacket actually wasn't too difficult to decide on. I am planning an artful trip next summer with my niece and one of the places we plan to go to is Vienna. Gustaf Klimt. What else can I say?
Klimt painted his sunflower painting in 1905. It is in someone's private collection, so not nearly as famous as The Kiss or Tree of Life.
I began by making a rough sketch directly on my jacket:
Deciding that I wanted it to be brighter than the painting, I picked a few brighter greens for the leaves, and just started stitching. Not much planning. I figured that if I didn't like it, I could cover it with something else.
Here's where I'm at now: