Mixed Media

Ray Charles
Ray Charles

I chose to create this piece as an answer to the frequently asked question, "Can you draw too?" In this needlepoint, I have separated the image into two needlepoints that are held together by rendering the rest of the image on matt board with colored pencils.

Django Reinhardt
Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt was a Belgium Gypsy, given a banjo with guitar strings at age 11. I chose to needlepoint him because after being severely burned in a tragic Gypsy Camp fire and losing part of his left hand, he taught himself a fretting technique that compensated for his mutilated ring and little finger.