I am slightly obsessed...

with embroidery right now.  I just found this artist, Willemien De Villiers, when googling contemporary embroidery...one of my favorite things to do when I am looking to be inspired.  

 Willimien De Villiers - The Mysteries

Willimien De Villiers - The Mysteries

 Willimien De Villiers - No Beginning, No End

Willimien De Villiers - No Beginning, No End

 Willimien De Villiers - Prayers for Atoms

Willimien De Villiers - Prayers for Atoms

She is a South African artist living in Cape Town.  All of these are embroidered on found linens.  And you have got to check out her website for the paintings!