What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Blue Skies


Vera Shimunia

Russian artist Vera Shimunia is an absolute master at the art of needle painting. Her embroidered pictures of mountains and streams and foliage are all stunning, but it’s her wild, painterly skies with which I am most obsessed.

Beloved and I take a lot of sunset and sky pictures, so I know my dramatic skies, and Shimunia is absolutely knocking them out of the park! I especially enjoy her generous use of color and the way her subjects seem windswept. What a talent!

You can follow this remarkable artist on Instagram, and you (like me) can haunt her Etsy shop until it’s been restocked!

All images property of Vera Shimunia, used with permission.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “Blue Skies

  1. I used to do crewel embroidery, but nothing like this! Look at those fluffy clouds and the stars in the mountain sky…! Gorgeous works of art.

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  2. I find her work truly amazing and beautiful. I’ve done some of that style of embroidery myself, but I find it much too limiting because it only uses one kind of stitch (straight stitch, with the occasional french knot). It is really not so much the stitching here that is special, but her *exceptional* use of color and layering which makes her special…I would indeed say she’s closer to being a “painter” than an embroiderer, and she’s gifted beyond measure.

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  3. Wow. I too enjoy and photograph skies. These are stunning.

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  4. Oh love! Especially the last one, but all so gorgeous.
    Merry merry
    Alison xo

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  5. Talent come in so many forms and this is delightful . And pretty small too. Love it.

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  6. These are great. The Impressionist/Expressionist quality really appeals to me. Embroidery can be a bit flat at times (which appeals to me for different reasons) but I enjoy the depth of texture in these. Those clouds are especially tactile.

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