Mar 24, 2009

by English Muse




I’m completely charmed by Sarajo Frieden’s wonderful, whimsical embroidery. She just posted a new lot on flickr. (And she has a lovely website.)

Here we have “Stitched Bird with Coat,” “Leaf Lady,” and “Pocket Park.” The leaf lady does not look pleased. She looks like she’s saying: “Yeah, you try being covered with leaves.” The lady with the plant: “My plant and I are on important business.” The bird: “Eternal vigilance is the price of plumage.”

Gouache on paper with collage and embroidery, done in collaboration with equally crafty Marci Boudreau. Love!!

UPDATE. Funny comment from Giulia:

“Marvelous. I agree with Tina about the (top) bird. I would add: sardonic & knowing. She carries off that red chapeau beautifully:) I have no idea why, but Diana Vreeland comes to mind. Maybe the noble nose & the red hat? Everything comme il faut? Forgive the franglais. I shall stop now.”

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8 Responses to “Whimsy, Stitched”

  1. Tina Tarnoff says:

    Hey, this is one suspicious looking bird, if I ever saw one:)! And I adore it! The Leaf Lady and Pocket Park are very Aztec inspired. Unique, quirky and beautiful.

  2. The Cottage Cheese says:

    Very imaginative. I really like these!

  3. Char says:

    very cute and quirky – adorable

  4. Alicia says:

    Who could not love the leaf lady? Embroidery is one of those arts that’s never gotten its due.

  5. Maggie May says:

    The leaf lady is brilliant

  6. giulia says:

    Marvellous. I agree with Tina about the bird. I would add: sardonic & knowing. She carries off that red chapeau beautifully:) I have no idea why, but Diana Vreeland comes to mind. Maybe the noble nose & the red hat? Everything comme il faut? Forgive the franglais. I shall stop now.

    xo, Susan

  7. Tina Tarnoff says:

    Hilarious, Giulia, I love the Diana Vreeland comparison.

  8. Hayley says:

    haha i love your comment, giulia. “franglis.” seriously, the story of my life, hah

fin.
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