Cross stitch Van Gogh Café Terrace at Night

In my earlier post I mentioned that I was working on cross stitch Café Terrace at Night. Well, finally, I decided to push it harder in order to finish the entire piece during the winter season because it has been so long. And I want to move on to other side projects.

The reason why I choose cross stitch as my side project is it requires both hands. So I can enjoy my favorite show without eating too much snacks. My hands are busy and the area has to be clean.

Cross stitch Van Gogh Café Terrance at Night 24″×28″.

I feel tired and exhausted but also relieved. I cleaned and ironed the fabric and applied backing materials.

The actual embroidery area is about 23.75″×28″. The whole fabric size is about 28.5″×33.25″. 100% cotton fabric, all DMC floss. The pattern was bought years ago from an online shop. I am just glad that I finished it. And no, I don’t think I will start any cross stitch like this very soon. XD

You can find this product in my store.

I hope you enjoy this piece. It is the reason why I haven’t update anything in new year, yet.


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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.