Well, this piece is actually for two imaginary furry friends...how cool is that!?
So this is an Etsy, (imaginary) pet portrait commission from my Phat Quarter homie Donkeywolf (aka Penny Nickels); arty,printy, stitchy, spinny genius all wrapped up in a lovely laydee package!
The painty/stitchyness is a wee gift for THE one and only Manbroiderer: Johnny Murder, Penny's man of her heart, stitcher extraordinaire and currently recovering from pokey spinal surgery (just saying those words makes me feel all shoogly!)
The main painting is of a bear cub and his wee piglet chum as requested and the lyrics from John's fave tune. I was let loose by Penny for the rest so I had a good old rifle though photostreams and blogs for inspirational bits and pieces! :)
Once again just to reassure you, if you would like to commission a piece of your own, I do keep these things the right side of stalking, so fear not, you wont find your pin number and dental records festooned with beads and Barry Manilow lyrics!
So without further ado I present...
Meet the guys! Bear cub there, all soft blue and grey tones with hints of lilac and tan and sitting in front Piggy in delicate pinks and lilacs with whiffs of cobalt and red!
And here they are again!
Just sitting amongst the undergrowth, shooting the breeze and wondering what to get up to next!
A flurry of leaves and Fleetwood Mac lyrics run through the canvas and wrap themselves around the 2 friends
"If you wake up and don't want to smile,
If it takes just a little while,
Open your eyes and look at the day,
You'll see things in a different way."
There's all sorts of leafery and various bits and pieces; a scattering of red, gold and pink beads in amongst the undergrowth and some wee glittery french knot berries for them to chow down on for lunch...there's also a Dr.Pepper bush should they get thirsty!
Off in the distance wee piggy n his cubby chum are discussing the days events whilst walking home into the Telethon sunset! :)
I am relieved to say the guys have made their way through customs, quarantine and a long haul flight and are settling in nicely in their new home in the USofA
So a huge THANK YOU to Penny for trusting me with her imaginary friends and a big healing,not too hard "hope you're feeling better soon!" hug for Mr.Johnny x:)
Now can't sit around here all day blogging about with you lot, I've got a selection of small dogs to stitch...(obviously, not literally as clearly that would be wrong)
Thanks for droppin' by! x;)