Sunday, June 14, 2009

It's a....

Here is ...something. It's about 6 inches high, and is either a small conversation piece (do they still have conversation pieces?) or a rather baroque pincushion. It is jumping into a box tomorrow to be send off to Made4Aid, a new auction site to raise money for charity (Darfur at the present time) which was dreamed up by a couple of bloggers. If you would like to contribute an art piece to the site, there are directions for doing so there - they are interested in a lot of different kinds of things, although no chandeliers, please. You may also  may purchase art work there if you are so inclined. There is a more extensive post about Made4Aid by one of the masterminds here.

Edit: Please see comment by eat-a-heaps (blog here), in the cap, an epic tearjerker. Mifune has left the building.

12 comments:

mum said...

This is unmistakably an Edo period samurai chonmage pincushion. I don't see how anyone could mistake it for anything else. (In French, some might say this interpretation is 'tiré par les cheveux' - pulled by the hairs - but the French are always disputing the obvious.)

Sara Lechner said...

thank you for your comment once more, susan. I like the idea of
donating art for charity. we had a social project in our farm and are always trying to make the world a better place. I will donate something. thank you for sharing!

tony said...

hey! What A Doll! 'seems A Shame to put Pins In ,but needs must I Guess.?

Jasmine said...

It's a lovely item, I love fabrics. Lets hope it raises lots of money.
I love the idea of making things for auction. I might start cross stitching, or making felt picture frames.

ger said...

I think it is Der kleine Muck (from a fairy tale by Wilhelm Hauff) who is a poor little orphan, having to work as a cat + dog sitter for unfriendly Mrs. Ahavzi, who sacks him, after which he steals a pair of magic slippers and a treasure finding walking stick from her...

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Brilliant stuff - just popped over from Lettuce's site and Exmoor Jane's to say hello.
Made4Aid looks like a great organisation!

Tammie Lee said...

wild wonderful doll.
wonderful donating idea.

grrl+dog said...

yes I would say a manga samurai influence coming through here.. she is very kooky.

Don said...

What a groovy piece. Great to see art for charity. PS, Thanks for the link!

eat-a-heaps said...

The cold should never be underestimated in its power to turn the spirit. For itchy head, his soul was no exception. The pink bobble scarf brought little comfort on this day. With a timeless perfection he groomed his samurai queue. There is no doubt there would be blood shed today but was it the place of a wobbly, sponge, string warrior to question his purpose?
"Today will be different", he thought while testing the limits of his of his green, stripey legs. An end now to abstract thoughts. Now must begin mechanical process. The door opened to fierce conditions outside. His beady feet left no lasting prints in the snow as he disappeared into the winds.
It begins.
The word verification rang true in his mind "surth".

ArtSparker said...

eat-a-heaps -

Getting a bit weepy here.

lettuce said...

this is FAB! thanks so much

:-)