Mariana Ivanova


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Cross Stitch Art by Mariana

Mariana Ivanova is a Californian artist specialized in cross stitch art. An important feature of her works is that they are created with a needle and a thread instead of a brush. Her unique art presents pictures translated into cross stitching.
Walking the streets of cities around the world she gets inspired by street lamps and lanterns with their lights, beauty, elegance, and a bit of mystery. Light and darkness are always presented in her art. Her works combine her interest in visual art, cross stitching and street culture.
Creating an original cross stitch picture is a difficult work involving the creation of a pattern digitally on a computer and effective sewing. Photos are digitally edited and converted into cross stitch patterns. Patterns are then exported, printed, cross stitched, and transformed into unique works of art. Depending of the complexity and the dimensions of the picture, a work can take from one to several months. Mariana usually has an archive of photographs she's taken that she uses for a basis. In some cases she uses her imagination.
Mariana's works were exhibited in numerous exhibitions and were featured in the art magazines.
Mariana Ivanova was born in Bulgaria. Currently she resides in Orange County, California with her family and stubborn Cairn Terrier dog.

Golden Lanterns “Golden Lanterns”

Cross Stitch Picture
27x36cm

After the Storm “After the Storm”

Cross Stitch Picture
20x32cm

Misty “Misty”

Cross Stitch Picture
14x30cm

Home Sweet Home “Home Sweet Home”

Cross Stitch Picture
15x24cm

Street Lamp “Street Lamp”

Cross Stitch Picture
21x26cm

Old lantern “Old lantern”

Cross Stitch Picture
19x27cm

State House “State House”

Cross Stitch Picture
19x25cm

Morning Walk “Morning Walk”

Cross Stitch Picture
33x24cm

Spring Lanterns “Spring Lanterns”

Cross Stitch Picture
30x20cm

Yellow lantern “Yellow lantern”

Cross Stitch Picture
38x24cm

Stormy Sky “Stormy Sky”

Cross Stitch Picture
26x17cm

California “California”

Cross Stitch Picture
30x28cm

Sailing “Sailing”

Cross Stitch Picture
10x13cm