Sunday, September 30, 2007

Chameleon

This was another challenge from our patchwork group. One of us had brought a book with modern illustrations. We had to choose one theme each and work on it.
This was my first try at woven background. It did not want a plain background and it seemed the perfect solution. Once I had made the background, the ideas for the chameleon itself came easily. It is made of scrap of leather, magazine pages that have been machine-embroidered on felt, then washed to remove the excess of paper, bits of zippers, washers, hanging hooks and pins. It was fun to do.

7 comments:

sisah said...

Das ist eine wundervolle Arbeit, die ich mir sofort aufhängen würde.
Es klingt, als ob das eine sehr zeitaufwändige Arbeit war, die wie es scheint, die Kreativität anregt. Das Resultat gefällt mir sehr!

JoWynn Johns said...

Absolutely delightful!

Acey said...

wow this is awesome. Came here on the green thumb sunday blogroll links but have gotten distracted by the artwork :)

verobirdie said...

Thank you Sisah, JoWynn and Acey.
Sisah, it does not require that much time. The background is quick to make. The FME on paper takes a little time, but is fun to do, you never know what the result will be. And when you have fun, you don't see the time passing by.
Acey, I think you are a new blogger, just like me ?
JoWynn, you're too kind, as usual :-)

zquilts said...

It's a great piece of work ! Love the woven background, love the idea of using the different materials for the chameleon. Well done !

Waltraud said...

Das Camälion ist toll geworden, mal was ganz anderes.

verobirdie said...

Thanks Zquilts, danke Waltraud!