Friday, January 15, 2016

Carol's Pun - Poetry - Poet-Tree

In the beginning when the word was chosen I was completely stumped. I started thinking about it and came up with poetry, which translated to Poet-Tree.

I copied a small picture that was my inspiration (it was about 3”) and used my enlarger to obviously enlarge it! I started out with a white piece of fabric and used fabric paints and Inktense sticks, not the pencils, to create my wood tree. I also used some masking for the
whites of his eyes, which I had never done before, and a hair dryer to dry th inks and paints when I added more color. Once I had him all painted up, I did stitched texture for his bark/mustache/face/hands and then cut him out of the fabric.
I then got another piece of fabric and painted his background. I attached him to the background and stuffed him a little so he would have a small belly. I then sewed him down and added more

quilting and fancy stitching, etc. His right hand and book were added last. The book cover is a small piece of silk and the pages are white cotton. I wrote the poem Trees by Joyce Kilmer in his little book, of course.
All in all, I like him quite a bit.

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  1. ohhhh Carol this is great - I love that surprise poem!!!

  2. Really like this. Well done!

  3. I love! Love this! Great idea and you nailed the bringing it to life

  4. Terrific!!!! Love that little birds nest detail too

  5. This is so unique and lovely. I want to pat his little belly and sit down under his canopy while he reads to me. What gorgeous work you've done here.

  6. I love it! He's so punny... and the little book is a stroke of genius.

  7. I really like the texture you painted on the tree. and stuffing him was a great idea too.