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Topic: A Morbid Acuteness of the Senses  (Read 2994 times)
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« on: July 27, 2013 01:13:57 PM »

For the Summer Nerd Games July Textbook Challenge, I chose the Nervous System as embodied by Roderick Usher’s painfully delicate senses.

“He entered, at some length, into what he conceived to be the nature of his malady. It was, he said, a constitutional and a family evil, and one for which he despaired to find a remedy - a mere nervous affection, he immediately added, which would undoubtedly soon pass off. It displayed itself in a host of unnatural sensations. Some of these, as he detailed them, interested and bewildered me ; although, perhaps, the terms, and the general manner of the narration had their weight. He suffered much from a morbid acuteness of the senses ; the most insipid food was alone endurable; he could wear only garments of certain texture ; the odors of all flowers were oppressive ; his eyes were tortured by even a faint light ; and there were but peculiar sounds, and these from stringed instruments, which did not inspire him with horror.”



I was strongly influenced by Vincent Price’s depiction of Roderick Usher in the Roger Corman House of Usher film. This embroidery almost drove me MAD!  Shocked  It was by far the most difficult I've done.

Also, first time I've done crazy quilting.

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2013 03:49:45 PM »

Wow!  This is awesome!  I love the embroidery and the colors you chose!
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2013 05:24:48 PM »

Thank you!  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2013 06:06:41 PM »

This is wonderful.  What a great design and such detailed work.  You're amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013 06:32:59 PM »

Thank you so much!   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2013 04:43:09 AM »

wow! That is brilliant!  The crazy quilting really frames it well.
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2013 08:43:43 AM »

Thank you!   Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2013 08:15:39 AM »

That is so rad! Are you using a seed stitch?
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013 09:24:38 AM »

Thanks, kittykill!  Smiley  This is just long-and-short stitches.  I'm still flailing around with shading and skin tone blending.  Geez, it's a challenge, for sure!  This one was extra hard because I was trying to get it to actually look like Vincent a bit.  I think he might be in there slightly...   Tongue

 I'm a little tired of pale skins, so my next piece is going to have a more olive complexion, I hope.   
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2013 11:55:50 AM »

The skin tones are amazing.
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