Friday, November 04, 2011

IF: Striped

This is an old illustration and the only original illustration anyone has asked to buy. I was so taken back when the husband of a friend called and asked to buy it for his wife, I gave it to him! I know- I am such a great marketer!!
The title is Harvesting Poles. The Ute Indians go up in the mountain and harvest a bunch of the long lodge pole pines, to be used for their tepees they put up during the multi tribal pow wows festivals. Sometimes when we are up in the mountains, we will find a stash of long lodge pole pines that they keep up there, much easier to just bring up just  the canvas when they are camping.
The striped blanket is actually stitched because I wanted to control the curve of their bodies under it. That did take a long time and don't know if it was worth it.
Looking at it, I would do so many things differently now- but it is definitely one of people's favorite. Of course I like it because it is my favorite subject- a guy and a girl!


  1. Woooow!!! Very impressive! I wish I could do embroidery! Love the illustration :)

  2. I think your stripy blanket was well worth the time because it is so charming! I'm also a fan of handsome yellow dogs and old red trucks so I really think this one's a winner.
    It was great to meet you the other day for a tasty breakfast!! :)

  3. wooow :) this is awesome looks really cool :D

  4. It's a beautiful work of art! :)I admire that you can do textile/fiber art.

  5. Oh, this is just the kind of embroidery I love. The stitches tell me so much about the artist, and I think this piece is just gorgeous!

  6. I love the event behind the image, and the connections you make with the viewer through your careful stitching. Lovely- it IS a classic.