I put the finishing touches on Empress Irene (pronounced eye-ree’-nee) today. Thank you to everyone who made a guess about who she might be. I think she looks pretty good for a mother of eight children. 🙂
I still have to get it pinned to a foam core and scanned, but that will take a bit and I wanted to share before I go on my summer blog break. Below is a cropped version and another image with the border that I use for a matting effect when I frame it.
The source of inspiration for my fabric mosaic was the famous mosaic found on the south gallery wall of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
close up view