April 8, 2011

Porcupine with Accordion

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When I noticed this embroidery by Fiona Bearclaw my first thought was: "I wish I had made that!" I mean: what is not to love about an accordion playing Porcupine with a shiny top hat? I can almost hear the melancholic tones of his accordion and I bet he sometimes sings along in a raspy voice. The use of the stitches in different lengths and shades in the quills is sublime and the detail of the pattern on the accordion is just gorgeous. Can you tell that I love this porcupine portrait A LOT?

16 comments:

  1. Neat! I love the three-dimensional quality to it! Looks like a plushy--of course, that's what is always on my mind! Beautiful! :-)

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  2. ohhhh my goodness. now i REALLY want to embroider my banjo!

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  3. A porcupine with an accordion! Because, of course, why not? XD

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  4. This is fabulous! The stitching is amazing!

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  5. i found your blog and it was like visiting an embroidery-buddy! <3 *favoriting!

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  6. GORGEOUS!!!! And I too have that weird "wish I'd made it" thing going on. Whatever freshly inspires me usually comes along with a small voice in my head saying "I could do that" (or at least I'm gonna try) hahah

    Happy Saturday!

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  7. Took me a moment to realize it was embroidery. Gorgeous!

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  8. This is ridiculously awesome...the image alone is great, and the attention given to the colors & texture are so impressive! I've got the "wish I'd made it" reaction too...

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  9. A voice like Tom Waits, perhaps?
    :-)

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  10. This porcupine is truly a work of art. I want to squeeze him, but I know the quills will stick into me.

    Jody

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  11. @Toni Van B Oh yes, I was totally thinking of Tom Waits' voice when I wrote that!

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  12. I love this one. The detail is amazing. You are a very talented artist.

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