My intention wasn't to create a literal representation of a particular scene, but to find a story within the piece that I could reflect on while stitching. A lighter area gave me the impression of shallow water, and that gave me the story: When you come upon some obstruction to forward progress, there's usually not only some way to get beyond it but several ways. Hop across from spot to spot. Creep across on that slippery log. Or look a little farther upstream and see if there's a place to wade in.
|Hop Creep Wade detail by Donna Kallner|
|Hop Creep Wade by Donna Kallner|