Sometimes I need a little push in order to achieve or discover something new. Even though they can be uncomfortable, I like challenges, so I found the 100 Day Project to be the perfect little push I needed to explore new creative pathways. 

For a while I've been playing around with embroidery and watercolor, separately. One night while painting, I thought I'd give stitching the paper a try, and am so glad I did. The paper is thick enough to withstand the needle and thread, and I love the feeling of the needle going through the watercolor paper - there is something very satisfying about it.

I'm making pieces that are painted with watercolor, and some that aren't, and using various types of paper - including washi paper I recently picked up on a trip to Japan.

These are a few of my favorites so far:




All art and photography by Christine Aiko Beck.