When it comes to cross stitch, this is pretty much what most people (especially those who have never done it) tend to think of:
Is there anything wrong with that? Well, no, not really. That style is certainly out there being done every day, and that’s just fine. It’s just that’s not the whole story. There are cross stitchers doing amazing pieces of astonishing creativity based on everything from ancient art to outer space to pop culture to… who knows what might inspire them next?
Being of a Scottish background, I find myself delighted that there are folks out there doing Celtic knotwork in cross stitch:
Who could help but smile seeing this cross stitch rendition of the Mona Lisa?
Of course one can always make the choice to go edgier:
Gotta say, that one really floats my personal boat. Then again, I might prefer a submarine… perhaps a yellow one:
Ultimately any craft is restricted most by the imagination and ambition of the person doing it. If you can dream it, chances are you can do it in your favorite craft.
Embrace the challenge. Have fun doing it.