In Life 7 I deliberately skewed the perspective to try and give an odd feeling to the piece. I'm not sure it worked that well, so am sticking to the normal way of doing things!
So, having decided on the perspective, I could start on putting in some bits and pieces, starting with the wall you see above. I began by lightly sketching the stones of the wall, and then stitching over them. It became a challenge to do the stitching without stopping and starting - I don't like too many ends! I'll paint this bit in a bit later when the vegetation is sorted out.
Here's some words: I'm not sure if these are going to be the ones I'll use - still mulling that over. It's taking quite a bit of research!
A Poison Tree
I was angry with my friend;
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.
And I waterd it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears:
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.
And it grew both day and night.
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine.
And into my garden stole,
When the night had veild the pole;
In the morning glad I see;
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.