Here is the latest free embroidery doodle in my Books & Needles project. I know the name of this one, but oddly enough, I am not certain which way it ought to be oriented.
Even though I have always twisted and turned my work (this includes paintings, drawings, doodles and even the books) in every direction while working, I have almost always known which way was supposed to be up. My work has always told me which way it wanted to go, but this one ain't talking.
In my student days, I was told that it was a sign of a good abstract composition if the work looks good from any direction, but I have never really subscribed to that point of view. I think it is a good exercise to turn work. It gives you a new perspective and fresh eyes, but I still know if the piece is laying on it's side or upside down.
This piece is called The Star Factory. Do stars come from below and float up, or do they come from above and drift away?