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Topic: The shark, The Astronaut and the Guy in the Hat  (Read 5550 times)
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« on: June 27, 2005 05:26:45 PM »

My honey goaded me into making something for the upcoming fair (I've done a portrait of Louise Brooks as well) and this image was one of the first things I found when I looked up vintage children's illustration.  I'm not sure where it's from, but I really liked the drawing.  Now I need to figure out how to frame it because the back of it is a bit, erm, messy.
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2005 05:44:30 PM »

Great job!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2005 07:04:58 PM »

very cool! The red square behind it really makes the image pop!
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2005 07:45:52 PM »

That looks great! I love that image... it's so crazy!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2005 08:09:36 PM »

I believe that is a deep sea diver with a prisoner's ball and chain on his leg. Stranger and stranger, the shark is wearing a saddle!!!! I'm going to see if I can find out its source....how many things like THAT are out there in children's literature land?Huh
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2005 05:33:35 AM »

that is awesome! you can kinda make up your own story I think... maybe the diver is an escape prisoner and the guy in a hat is a detective who just caught him just as he makes his crafty getaway...
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2005 10:04:35 AM »

i love it. it's so cute and interesting and weird.

i used to work at michaels as the framer. i have lots of experience with strtching and framing needlepoint. would you all like a tutorial?
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2005 11:38:20 AM »

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I WOULD!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2005 11:46:22 AM »

That looks LOVELY!
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2005 01:23:39 PM »

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I WOULD!!!!!

I'm working on a cross stitch now, as soon as it's finished, i'll put up a tut with pics.
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2005 02:18:21 PM »

That's amazing!
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2005 05:12:37 PM »

Thanks everyone!  Is it sad that I couldn't wait to finish it so that I could put it up on Craftster? 
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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2005 05:13:49 PM »



i used to work at michaels as the framer. i have lots of experience with strtching and framing needlepoint. would you all like a tutorial?

Oh yes please!  I got a frame today but I'm so afraid of messing it up by doing a crappy frame job.
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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2005 05:15:21 PM »

The guy in the hat looks like Mr. Popper from Mr. Popper's Penguins....What do you think?

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« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2005 07:28:02 AM »

lovely!

i'd love to see your louise brooks too, if you don't mind.

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« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2005 10:45:52 AM »

Nice job!  Any idea what the source for the image was?  (The Mr. Popper's Penguins comparison was a good one).

It makes me think of one of my favorite films, Cory McAbee's "The American Astronaut."  http://www.americanastronaut.com/
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« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2005 10:51:58 AM »

that most definately is a strange illustration and a BEAUTIFUL embroidery job! The details you did on it are amazing and the red square must have seemed like it took ages!

awesome job!
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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2005 01:07:44 PM »

Thanks guys!  The illustration came from WW Denslow and I found it here...
http://www.graphiccollectibles.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=379_406&osCsid=300958d3fe3456df448aa42a9b8ba14e

Now I want to read that book!
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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2005 02:14:09 PM »

Bayliss,
That link doesn't work.
Message says:" http could not be found. Please check the name and try again."
Help!
Thanks.
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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2005 02:35:09 PM »

OH DEAR!!!!!  Yes, I'm yelling.......  cause I just figured out I really am OLD.  The "astronaut" is really a deep sea diver, the ball on the chain is ballast to keep the diver on the "floor".  The original diving suits had air hoses that went all the way up to the ship, the diver was tethered to the ship by air hose and rope to pull him back.  There were some diving shows in the early days of television that had divers of this type.
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« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2005 01:00:50 PM »

OH DEAR!!!!! Yes, I'm yelling....... cause I just figured out I really am OLD. The "astronaut" is really a deep sea diver, the ball on the chain is ballast to keep the diver on the "floor". The original diving suits had air hoses that went all the way up to the ship, the diver was tethered to the ship by air hose and rope to pull him back. There were some diving shows in the early days of television that had divers of this type.

Naaaaah, you're not old cause of that! I knew he was a deep sea diver and I'm only 21. Though, I didn't know what the ball and chain was for.

This is a a wonderful embroidery piece, bayliss. It's beautiful and odd at the same time.

Oh, edit to mention that according to the www.graphiccollectibles.com site it's from pg 185 of "The Pearl and the Pumpkin", 1904, and the illustrator was W.W. Denslow. I don't know if this link will work but here goes:

http://www.graphiccollectibles.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=379_406&products_id=2750&osCsid=88805caa312fafd1bb027a7eccaf9546
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« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2005 06:36:10 PM »

Quack,
 Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I had already stumped my local reference librarian and had been referred to the U of S. Mississippi whose library houses an archive of children's literature. This speeds things up  lot!
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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2005 02:33:20 PM »

Holy Crap that's awesome!
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« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2005 06:50:24 PM »

That's awesome!
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This is amazing
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