Peacocks in Magnolia Tree

Peacocks in Magnolia Tree
24" X 60" Alkyd and Gold Leaf on Board

Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Triceratops Babies Needlepoint Canvas

Well, I have finished a new group of  Baby Dinos, but this time they are Triceratops babies.  Cute as can be, and ready to stitch up for your Needlepointing pleasure.  I want my viewer to know that all of these canvases are designed by me, drawn up on the canvas by me, and then painted by me.   Jellybeanstock North represents and distributes my work, and does all their own painting also.  None of our work or designs are shipped out to other services, countries, or nations.  It's all made in America with our own little hands.  We may be old, but we still have our skills and our talents.  If you purchase one of my Dinos you are purchasing something made by me.  I have no minions, no helpers, except my assistant Ale, and she went to Art school with my son, so she is qualified to come to my aid when necessary.  I also come to her aid also, and I will put up the cutest quilt that was auctioned off to raise money for her son's Kindergarten class.  But first the baby Dinos, and I will explain how the quilt was made later.  

These are the Five new baby Triceratops that will soon be seen at JellyBeanStock, and you can call Kim and order them right away.  Thank you, to the lovely woman who ordered a baby dino already, and they will be shipped along with all my other completed canvases to Jellybeanstock Wednesday June 1.  Thank you for the order, and blessing on your home and hearth for supporting our endeavors.

Now, this is the quilt made for James Shannahan's Kindergarten class.  The squares of cotton were cut by Mrs. Dean, the teacher, the children's individual handprints were painted and applied to the squares by Ale and her friend Heather.  Ale brought the squares to me, and I painted each hand print to look like a Zoo animal.  She told me the children's personalities because she works in the class room, and I tried to paint an animal that suited the handprint and the child.  Mrs. Dean then sewed all the Zoo Jungle Print strips to the squares, and made a wonderful quilt to raffle off to the parents.
Here is what the process looked like!

Now you can see how the painted Zoo Hand Animals became a quilt.  The Children each wrote their own names, and I tried to preserve the actual hand print so the parents could see their own child's hand.  I added hooves, paws, hands and feet below the finger tips of the child.  Each child's hand told me which animal they were to be, and Ale was the person transporting the painted square to the drying table, and bringing me a new square to paint.  A very fun project, and after Mrs. Dean sewed our masterpiece together we were all delighted with the results.  I may not be rich, but I do have fun every day.  Thanks to little children, new projects, and having work to keep me busy.  
Thank you to everyone, and I hope you enjoy the latest work to come out of my studio.  It's not earth shattering, but sometimes, happy, quiet, peaceful, and fun is much better.  Write when I get work....Enjoy your work, and may we all be at Peace and Prosper.  


Tapestry Fair Needlepoint News said...

The quilt is so clever! Have you thought about offering these as needlepoint canvases? It might be a really unique baby gift.

Chabrier said...

Yes, we have, and I am getting the children (my God children) and their friends to put their palm prints on Needlepoint canvas for me. I also want them to hand write their names. I had so much fun on this project...we are going to do a couple of versions. I'm glad you like it! I will blog what I do so you can see the results. Thank you, Annie