Untapped, I know I’ve talked about what that means before. We’ve talked about what makes art “untapped”.

But today, I truly believe I found something that is legitimately untapped and I am super excited about it. 

The art technique I wanted to share this week is cross stitch. Now, before you respond, I know that is not untapped.

It is a widely popular hobby, pastime and art form. But, I found something completely incredible about it that I am certain is untapped.

Cross stitch murals, larger than life, on outdoor fences! 

Just look at this photo I found at I Creative Ideas. These pieces were believed to be created by Urban X Stitch, a Lyon-based French street art duo.

They use a scaled pattern and create these giant pieces just like the small ones everyone’s Grandma made. What an incredible way to change the landscape in any place you choose.

Imagine doing this, creating unique, eye-catching art in the communities people forget about? I don’t know about you but I would love seeing these murals while driving to work every day.

Then again, I love when people find ways to create free, public art. I think it creates a feeling of happiness within us. 

Imagine driving through Kansas City and seeing a giant, cross-stitch orca on a fence around what used to be an abandoned property. How amazing would it be to take up fence space by creating your very own ‘aquarium’.

A shark, clown fish or seal ‘swimming’ down the sidewalk. Or what about a ‘sidewalk zoo’ displaying and celebrating all the amazing endangered species in the world!

Kids and adults alike would appreciate this type of art display. 

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Another great way to display this art would be in memory of loved ones. We are all too familiar with the public displays alongside the road when we lose people traumatically.

What if, rather than stuffed animals and candles, we created giant, cross-stitch art pieces instead? People would definitely stop and appreciate the art, and in doing so, would be honoring the people we have loved and lost. 

For me, I’d make a memorial display for my dad. Yesterday, it was 17 years without him.

Not a day goes by when he isn’t missed or loved. He had an incredible sense of humor so I would definitely need his memorial cross-stitch piece to be funny.

Comment below and let me know what memorial piece you’d like to see created. Better yet, share with us the person you would honor with a beautiful, one of a kind art display!

As Gillian Anderson said, “I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.” 

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