Monday, September 13, 2010

Answering WIP Jesus Wept questions by Chris B….

The questions she asked are:

What is the meaning behind the piece???
The meaning for me behind this piece is Jesus looking down on the world and seeing all the evil, selfishness, murder, hatred, lost souls, and etc.

You could just see the heart break in his eyes. There is just so much going on that it would and does make me cry as well.

Why is Jesus weeping????
Jesus is weeping because: “Jesus sadly gazes at the lost souls in this troubled world.” (taken from Christcenteredmall)

Is this a HAED pattern????
This is not an HAED pattern.

I contacted the artist Erik Hollander back in 2004 and requested his permission to create a pattern of this wonderful painting.

I wanted so badly to stitch it.
He gave me permission to make the pattern and stitch it for myself.
I have chosen to stitch the black on this piece to give me the break from the confetti stitches.
Those that will hopefully be able to stitch it in the future can do it on black if they chose to.

I have been hoping that when I finish it… he will place it on the market for others to stitch.

I have been taking emails from anyone that is interested in stitching it in the future. (

I will be sending those emails as well as the pattern and finished photo to Erik.

I also was made aware that someone online was selling this pattern online illegally and made it known to Mr. Hollander.

He responded to me saying, “Thanks for the heads up. ...and no I did not know about the selling of the pattern and will look into it. I appreciate your concern and integrity. Your cross stitch looks like it’s coming together nicely and I look forward to seeing the final outcome.”

I need to get working on it so I can get it done.
I appreciate all the comments and support from all of you.
It does help me find the motivation to keep going on this piece.

Again thank you for your questions regarding my WIP Jesus Wept.
Also thank you everyone for your comments and support!!


chrisstitches said...

Thank you for the explanation of your feelings about the piece. I believe that also is true.
How wonderful that the person let you stitch this pattern.
I can't wait to see the progress.
Thanks for replying so fast.

SoCal Debbie said...

I love how you showed your progress on Jesus Wept at the top of your blog. I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines! Thanks for following my blog too!