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Hello! My name is Grace and I live in sunny California! I have a BFA in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design and work full-time as a designer. During my free-time I like to keep my hands busy whether I’m baking/cooking, cross-stitching, or making earrings.
My love for cross-stitching has inspired me to start creating drawings on muslin or fabric with colorful threads (gracekimillustration.com). What I like most about my work is the spontaneity. I’ve been working with thread on fabrics for a while now and I love how my work starts out as something but evolves into something else by finish. It’s ever-changing and non-permanent, and exciting to work with.
I usually draw about things that relate to me or my family, my childhood, places I’ve been to or wish to visit, or just about little stories I make up. I would like my work to spark interest in viewers and remind them of their childhood…

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  • Joined April 22, 2008

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thread, fabric, paint, beads, lace

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Modern Cute Simple Cross Stitch Patterns

About

Hello! My name is Grace and I live in sunny California! I have a BFA in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design and work full-time as a designer. During my free-time I like to keep my hands busy whether I’m baking/cooking, cross-stitching, or making earrings.
My love for cross-stitching has inspired me to start creating drawings on muslin or fabric with colorful threads (gracekimillustration.com). What I like most about my work is the spontaneity. I’ve been working with thread on fabrics for a while now and I love how my work starts out as something but evolves into something else by finish. It’s ever-changing and non-permanent, and exciting to work with.
I usually draw about things that relate to me or my family, my childhood, places I’ve been to or wish to visit, or just about little stories I make up. I would like my work to spark interest in viewers and remind them of their childhood experiences and long-lost thoughts. I’d be interested to know how they relate to my work and how they interpret it.

I also write and illustrate children's books and I hope to publish them one day. I really love children and I find it extremely rewarding to know I've brought a smile to a child.

If you're wondering what the characters are below, it's Korean. I'm bilingual in both English and Korean, but I've lived in the states my whole life. One day I hope to be fluent in Japanese.

안녕하세요. 십자수를 너무 좋아하는 선영이입니다.
몇년 동안 도안을 사서 십자수를 놓다가, 저도 한번 도안을 만들어봐야겠다고 생각해서 시작했어요. 아주 쉽고, 심플한 십자수 도안들이에요. 작아서 귀엽고 시간도 오래 안걸려서 편안하죠. 한국이 담긴 십자수 도안들도 만들어 봤어요. 앞으로도 많이 만들려하니까 자주 찻아주시고 예쁘게봐주세요~
감사합니다.

So what is wabisabi?
Wabi sabi is an Japanese aesthetic, it's about finding beauty in imperfect objects, accepting its flaws and the wears and tears of time; the impermanence. And in the modern world I believe this is something we really need to embrace.

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