I had to take a break from the embroidery/crewel work. There is a huge learning curve for me and I get frustrated with always pulling out my imperfect stitches. I decided to go where my brain hasn't gone in a while, which is figurative / representational drawing. I had a really nice time in my watercolor class last year. I would enter a state of flow while painting and I wanted to go back there. Stitching doesn't get me into a state of flow, at least not yet.
There is a lot for me to learn with drawing and painting. I see so many mistakes and where I need to improve. Hands and feet are difficult to draw and it's been many moons since I've drawn them so I left them out here.
I also find that I'll have an idea of what I want to draw or paint, but the finished product is much different than I pictured.