Sunday, 3 April 2011

No sleep 'til Brooklyn!


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!

Meet Brooklyn...



...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

So there we go then: breakdancing, snoozing bulldogs, bare naked kitties and a lazy robot...now where y' gunna get that level of entertainment today!? :)
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! :)

11 comments:

Carol Q said...

ROFL - Your posts are such fun to read and always brighten the day - you should write a book! Great work as usual - you always catch the life of the animal - amazing. How could that lady NOT want your stitching!!!
Hope you've got some burn cream in the medicine cupboard.....

Tyggereye said...

I LOVE the Beastie Boys!! Intergalactic baby! These are amazing. LOVE the bulldog. So great. :)

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Brooklyn is very handsome and Sophie's owner is going to be delighted too! x

grrl + dog said...

Brooklyn will get a big head now,

you made him look so regal..

cant wait for Baxters!

dont judge people by their avatar said...

you're so funny :D

body movin' body movin'!

Little Green Doll said...

Brooklyn is so sweet!! You've done a beautiful work! :)

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

All gorgeous!

Have a lovely Easter weekend Mimilove
Spring blessings
Carolyn ♥

Carrie said...

I've just come over here from grrl+dog. Your work is fantastic, love it!

herhimnbryn said...

Here via Grrl and Dog. Love your work. Beautiful and sparky and is seriously making me think of our Blue Heeler cattle dog as done by mimilove!

Annie and Lyn said...

This posting brings a smile - thank you! You've really captured Emily's soul in that beautiful painting.

Thea said...

I sooo want to learn to beatbox and not just spit all over the place.