Made by Tali Padan, in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
I made this patch at ISIS Arts, with a training by Ele. She was eating olives.
I'm not a big crafts person, but it was fun to do something different and be a part of this large project. I'm excited to see it displayed somewhere and be able to see my own patch, as part of the many. I am cyan, one of the many colors in this world, but there is only one cyan, and that is me, cyan. I.
For me, embroidery is about the end result, not the process. Throughout the process, I think “I can't wait until this is done” - that's probably why it looks the way it does. Maybe one day I'll enjoy the process more. Maybe once I become magenta… for now, I'm still cyan.
I was thinking about what I said about the process (which I wrote 5 minutes ago), and I'd like to add that my favorite part was just sitting up at ISIS, getting to know Ele and her friend Rebecca (Rebekah? Rebeka? Rivka?), while making this patch. That's really why I went, and that part of the process was my favorite. That could be initially why people start smoking.