Russian embroidery artist Vera Shimunia started her landscape embroidery hobby in 2015. She told Colossal that it is the best medium for her because it requires less patience than cross-stitch and is more exciting, in her view, than painting. The Saint Petersburg-based self-taught artist shares that she guesses that the needle for a brush. Her richly-hued mountainscapes, sunrises, and skies have been crafted on palm-sized embroidery hoops using an assortment of textured threads. Although Shimunia uses a unified color palette on a small surface area, she distinguishes distinct landscape components employing different sew and knot styles, in addition to thick, thin, and three-dimensional fibers. You can view more of her embroideries on Instagram, and buy work on Etsy.