Ah dear old Beastie Boys...I'll be honest the hippin' n a-hoppin' didn't do much for me at the time.
In all fairness the Chertsey Crew did our best with the break dancing etc down at Sainsbury's supermarket carpark. It wasnt very good; lot of floundering around on back with legs in the air and a series of farting/raspberry noises that passed for "human beatbox"
Couple that with the dodgy nylon trackies, a lump of my mum's old kitchen lino, (you could always spot us, we were the ones with the 3rd degree friction burns) and the trolley boy ploughing thru with 15 foot train of trolleys every ten minutes, it just wasn't really the same as the 'hood off the telly and I'm afraid I lost heart (and dignity) fairly swiftly
Listening back with rose tinted earphones though, I have to say I've had a sudden urge to perm my hair, slip into something leg warmerish and gouge out the badge of a passing VW...you'll be relieved to know I resisted and did this instead though!
...a very sleepy bulldog and my latest commission winging and snoring his way to the US of A
The lady in question liked my Star Gazey Bedlington terrier and requested the same embroidery and theme but with her relative's dog as the star (see what I did there?!) instead
See the sleepy wee chap as he snoozes amongst the hand stitched stars all glittery golden in the watercolor night sky
Twinkle, twinkle little stars (and biggun's too) in a variety of metallic threads, including the one that makes my teeth feel weird when I'm stitching with it...oh how I suffer for my art! ;0)
Hand stitched lyrics curve around in a sleepy spiral:
Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper I LOVE YOU
Birds singing in the sycamore tree
Dream a little DREAM OF ME!
Awww, snoozy old Brooklyn dreaming of bones and kitties...and with a swift and tenuous link, here's my other latest one!
This is for a sista from the 'hood...(the lady round the corner) a portrait of her new rescue kitty, Emily.
Watercolour and canvas but...wot?... No embroidery?!
I know! To be frank it just feels wrong, but lady in question just wanted a painting so I had to sit on my hands for quite a while til the urge passed!
Also in the Mimi news: Tonk Tonk Toccato is still on tour at Casa MimiLove but lovely as he is, he's no great shakes on the organizationals; failing miserably at sorting out my threads I let him loose on my paints...I think I've had a bad influence on him cos he just lays around all day eating cake and watching re-runs of The Professionals
Stay tuned folks as there's some more doggy commission action in pipeline (with embroidery this time-phew!), Id-iom action and a few ideas rattling around for my Feeling Stitchy homies
Now pass me my scrunchie I'm off for a spin on the lino...or maybe a nap?
Big Mimi-Loves my home boys n gals n thanks for droppin' by! :)