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Embroidered Vintage Photograph | Parrot Head by Julia Walck

I've been finding myself at a lot of tiki bars lately, and got inspired to do an embroidered parrot. What better way than to do a literal parrot head? Jimmy Buffett approved.šŸ¹ 

I actually think the back is kind of cooler than the front. It's cool to see the "behind the scenes" to a piece, especially when it's a tangled mess of thread!

Some work in progress (WIP) photos below.

(More) Embroidered Vintage Photographs by Julia Walck

Technicolor Dreams, 4"x6"

Technicolor Dreams, 4"x6"

The long weekend gave me time to catch up on some projects I've been working on (and to start new ones!)

I also had time to go antiquing! I scored this cute, 70's sewing box which is now the home to my needles and threads. 

I felt like this black and white photo needed some color, so I gave it a rainbow and let that family see in color. 

Here's what the back of the photo looks like, too. Little frayed rainbows! 

Sweet, 3"x3"

Sweet, 3"x3"

I started "Sweet" a while ago and finally wrapped it up this weekend. It was my first typographic embroidered photo and was slightly more challenging to finish. 

I hope your 3 day weekend was as sweet as this couple! 

PRINTS AVAILABLE!

Click here for prints of "Sweet"
Click here for prints of "Technicolor Dreams"

You can check out my first round of embroidered photos here.

Instant Confetti by Julia Walck

Desert Stars

Desert Stars

I confetti-ed some Instax photos this weekend. AKA spilled some confetti on a picture and thought, "Huh. That'd be cool together". 

Love Is In the Air

Love Is In the Air

So I shot them again on digital, and loved them so much I added prints to my Society6. Links to shop the art prints are below. 

Click here to shop "Desert Stars"

Click here to shop "Love Is In the Air"

Embroidered Vintage Photographs by Julia Walck

The Face of an Angle, 2.5"x3.5" 

The Face of an Angle, 2.5"x3.5" 

I've been seeing a lot of embroidery everywhere lately and thought I'd give it a shot. I started with embroidering a washed out polaroid a few weeks back; it was kind of tough due to the thickness of the film so I tried it out on thinner photographs.

I found an assortment of vintage photos at the Melrose Trading Post and stumbled upon a 20 pack of colored thread while I was there, too. If that wasn't a sign to start new projects I don't know what is. 

Searching for Rainbows, 2.5"x3.25"

Searching for Rainbows, 2.5"x3.25"

So far I've just done these 3 pieces but I'm overflowing with ideas. I'm excited to try out different techniques, color mixing and size variations. 

Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?, 4"x5"

Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?, 4"x5"

More to come, soon! 

Make Every Day Haturday by Julia Walck

I just wrapped up a project I've been working on for most of the month: I wore a different hat every day for 27 days straight and NO ONE NOTICED!

Yes I own 27 hats. 28 if you count my hattoo. (I don't have a problem!!!) I also have a hashtag for myself on Instagram you can take a peek at

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Here's an individual breakdown day by day.
*Note: If you're on a phone you've got a bit of scrolling to do!

It's a bit relieving to not take a photo every day anymore, but I did like watching the progression over the span of a month. Coming up with a completely new outfit each day and not repeating anything except for my smile was a fun challenge.

All in all, I guess if I got anything out of this project it's 27 new profile photos.