that time i embroidered nicolas cage, part two

I got an custom order request on etsy recently to draw and embroider Nicolas Cage’s “you don’t say?!” face.

Oh course I said yes immediately.

It’s done on white linen in black thread. I played with a variety of thicknesses to get the shading and details right. It took 3 nights of embroidering – the third night was a little surreal because I was doing the shading the perhaps a little too close to an embroidered face for too long. I just kept holding it up for Tyler to see and giggling maniacally.

I couldn’t be happier with it – I honestly got a little sad when I put it in the mail yesterday.

But I am immensely happy that there’s a home out there that is going to have this face on the wall, so it works out well. 😀