Embroidery is a recent hobby of mine which I enjoy because it allows me to turn my typically flat illustrations and lettering into something with more physicality. I drew the lilies above specifically to embroidery. The hand-lettering, however, I reused from my Valentine's Day cards.
a banner embroidered with hand lettering
I drew these letters last November, after having my heart broken by the outcome of the election. I found myself sketching for comfort, and this drawing came of it. I tucked it away without any future plans for it.
Fast-forward to the inauguration in January, and I was feeling restless again. I decided to make these words into something more permananet I could hang in my personal space, as a constant reminder to myself to "do some good". I created a banner out of canvas and yarn, and over the course of a couple months slowly finished embroidering the message. It now hangs in my office.