Pocket Full of Posies by Salley Mavor
The new Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes features fantastic felt and fabric art illustrations by Salley Mavor. I love the details, like the walnut shell cradle. The overall design of her work, the layers and depth, the colors-- all are impressive. This is some labor intensive work. More here.
Felt and embroidery and anatomy! Anatomy is fascinating and the elegant design has been inspiring art for centuries. Rachel Bernstein has a fiber series featuring embroidery pieces as well as the larger 3-D felt pieces.
An embroidered anatomical model of the scrotum. This had to be shared. And, the embroidery on this piece is lovely.
On our bike tour we needed calories and this was a great justification for eating whatever we wanted. Beer. Cinnamon rolls. Beer. Seafood.
We had decided that we would not even attempt to eat our "largely vegan diet" on the road which was smart. There were times when even vegetarian options were few and far between and making do with the vegan options from a convenience store would not have sustained us. I am aware that French Fries can be vegan, but I don't think French Fries and Cokes is the diet recommended by cycling champions. There were a few times that I scoured the menu for a popular item that was ordered a lot--meaning food turnover and freshness in the kitchen-- and hopefully avoiding stuff that had been moldering in the walk-in all week. Just thinking it through to figure what would be least likely to cause food poisoning. In those cases, all dietary restrictions rules are out the window. Safety first, people, safety first.
We started out eating breakfast and lunch in restaurants. But, it took too long, cost too much and was too heavy. It made for stomach aches and leaden legs. So, we started eating smaller meals and snacks all day and then going out to dinner once we stopped for the day and got settled. We started carrying cereal with us and buying milk when we hit town since it seems that even the smallest, saddest motels have refrigerators in the room. We would stop for a second breakfast around 11am and get the gooiest, most decadent pastry we could find. (We really miss being able to eat pastries.) We made sure to always have food with us for those afternoon carb rich snacks like bagels with peanut butter and honey, Lara Bars, raisins and almonds. We would hit town around 4pm, get settled and search out the best dinner option that included beer. After a day on the road, a beer tastes pretty darn good. And, you have totally earned it even accounting for your giant cinnamon roll.
Some culinary highlights: delicious steamed mussels at Toby's Bar in Coupeville, WA; a free potato pancake in Lincoln City, OR; pan fried geoduck in Caste Rock, WA; berry pie after the ferry ride into Oregon; berry pancakes across from the Trees of Mystery in CA; and a berry milkshake in Fort Dick, CA.
Craft twist: you can illustrate any food story with felt/knitted foods. Crazy!
I am not sure who's lifestyle this would enhance? If you want to never date again ever, this could be very, very helpful. Otherwise, what does this say? Oh, right, I forgot! Bacon is for irony addled hipsters who are drinking PBR until they fall and require stupid bacon band-aids.
There is a food revolution happening! A felt food frenzy is upon us. Once you start seeing it, you can't stop. It just keeps coming at you!
What are you going to do with your felt dim sum?
I don't know, but step away from my fancy felt dessert!
Wait a minute. If you want a giant vulva pillow, by all means, you should have one. But after going to the trouble of adding a button for the clitoris, why pretend that it is is a peach? It doesn't look like a peach! At this point, who in the hell are you kidding? Just embrace the fact that you love...ahem... peaches.
OK, so you are all going to think I am a colossal Star Wars nerd. But, truth be told, the Star Wars craft/art community has done some good work. I found photos of work from the Bear and Bird Gallery's "Stitch Wars" exhibition in Lauderhill, Florida.
I have to say I am quite fond of young Jabba.
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