Zoe Onysko

9 Feb 2010
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 The most creative problem solver of them all: can't reach the top?  grow your neck!

Giraffe's reach for the stars, have their heads in the clouds, get a great bird's eye view and really know how to stick their neck out.

 I free-motion embroidered over a photo of a giraffe (that I made the acquaintance of at the Barcelona Zoo where the giraffe pen has a bridge over it so you can get close up and personal and feed them; they love oranges!) The background is painted fusible webbing on broadcloth with a tulle overlay,  fused applique stars and background leaves  both free-motion embroidered, with felted wool leaves hand stitched on top for three dimensional effect.  Sequins and beads were added to the sky and to the felted leaves.

The binding is woven metallic sari silk and the words "reaching for the stars". "head in the clouds", "birds'eye view" and "creative problem solving"  are printed on silk organza and fused around the border.   

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on 13 Feb 2010 6:10 AM

Amazing!!!   Your creativity is truly inspiring.

gali wrote
on 23 Feb 2010 11:36 AM

Traumhaftschön !!!!