Apolgies for being blogless for so long!
Here's the state of Life 8 - Motherland. It's got a lot of the mapping in now (heaps of stopping and starting on the free machining of street names - and hundreds of ends to sort out which takes so much time doesn't it?)
Each village is made up of roads and doodly pictures to illustrate those feelings, and the whole is bound together by the figure - the Mother.
I've been experimenting with the colours, but have a fair bit of stitching left before I can start the painting.
I can't share the process with you as it wouldn't be fair. It's another DMTV idea after all. I can share the results though!