Thank you for the comments on my pieces. This is really a wonderful experience for me. Working on "Oh Canada" was enjoyable and it was the first time I cut a piece out of a canvas.
Yes I did that because I had painted the background in red and didn't like it. My husband gave me a second opinion and he was in agreement with me. I then proceeded to paint white over the red and it wasn't pleasing either. So I cut the maple leaf out and sewed it onto a new canvas with beads.
I hadn't painted for a long time and this project has opened new ways to expand my creativity and of course a new way to use my beads.