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« on: February 27, 2013 03:54:29 PM »

I've been seeing a lot of prayer flags around the web lately and find them intriguing. Not really quilting nor proper sewing either - it sounds right up my alley! I wanted to play with different fabric textures as well as stitching and found objects and incorporated some screen printing as well. So the opportunity to swap with the insanely awesome cackle came up and I thought this would be a good chance to play around with this. She told me she has a fondness for moon-gazing rabbits so rather than be strictly literal, I decided to stitch an abstracted moon diagram I found around the rabbit almost like a halo. I used some luscious handmade felt that LeapFeetFirst made for me to create the leaves and did more stitching, sewing, and general mess-making to complete this. The moons are watch bits and pieces I've had forever - I spritzed them with some ocher alcohol ink and it made a lovely effect - I couldn't have asked for better. The only thing I did to it after these pictures were taken was add two tabs to the top so it could be hung easily.







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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013 04:10:29 PM »

That's beautiful and intriguing.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013 04:14:00 PM »

Everything about this is amazing! I love all of the textures.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013 04:42:50 PM »

I'm awestruck. Awe. Struck. Honestly. This is so awesome I could hardly stop looking at it long enough to write this. Cackle is so lucky to have this coming to her!

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013 05:46:44 PM »

What a fantastic mixed media piece - I love the rabbit image, and the colours are perfect!  I love the distressed look, and how it highlights the stark rabbit image.
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2013 06:21:09 PM »

Mine!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2013 06:38:32 PM »

Thanks so much everyone! I had a lot of fun making it!
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2013 02:16:33 PM »

I LOVE it! The leaves are awesome!! Just stunning.
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This is amazing!
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2013 04:18:07 PM »

This is beautiful!! I want to touch it! The mix of colors and textures is so appealing.
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2013 08:13:00 PM »

The leaves are my favorite part, but everything about this is wonderful. You did a fantastic job!
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2013 04:52:09 AM »

Thank you!  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2013 08:32:09 AM »

It's beautiful! It makes me think of Watership Down which is my most favorite book ever.  Smiley
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That bunny is adorable.
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2013 10:22:48 AM »

This is just fantastic, I love everything about it.  So much detail, so much to look at, but somehow not too busy either.
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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2013 11:37:49 AM »

I thought of Watership Down too -- something about the colors (along with the bunny, of course) really just captures that story! But I really love how you incorporated the keys at the bottom.  I have a bunch of modernish keys that I have been staring at and trying to figure out how to use in something -- they look right at home on a prayer flag!
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I absolutely love this piece! It's the sort of thing that provides endless happiness just staring at it and noticing a different detail each time. Fabulous  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2013 07:55:11 PM »

Beautiful! The watch bits and leaves are perfect.
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