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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Homage

I first drafted this post before Paterson was born, in mid 2007. I never posted it and I don't know why. The link doesn't have the image i used anymore - but it does have her other work on it.

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Wandering the net one day I found the wonderful Muffin's site... all her illustrations are just delightful, but there was one that truely resonated.



I was so taken with it that I decided to embroider her. I'm nearly all finished - barring the legs. I'm not so happy with my take on her mouth and head incline - Muffin's version captures perfectly the exhaustion? exasperation? resignation? Whatever it is, she's got it right.

In mine she looks almost pleased. And her face is sharper than i'd like. Either way, I'm delighted to have embarked on this endevour, and to know that I once felt that way. Because once this bub is born then I'll never turn my mind to pregnancy again. I also learnt alot about drawing with floss - its hard to get it to look exactly how you envisage it.


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I did email muffin to and had her permission to post her image. I loved working on this. But three years on, its still sitting in my embroidery bag. I must do it some justice sometime. Check back in 2013!

4 comments:

Michelle said...

It's beautiful!

Ya know, you should bring this to Brown Owls this weekend.

Nell said...

Beautiful!

Nell

Bells said...

it's gorgeous. So delicate and pretty.

Muffin said...

Hehe, fun seeing that you're still working on that. :) I was very flattered back when you contacted me and I still am! :) It was fun finding your blog at my statistics again. (: Hope you have a great day.