Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Elvis the dog...



Here is a little commissioned pet quilt of a sweet dog named Elvis...He has gone on to doggie heaven and he is a gift for his owner, Mike....It is so strange when I do these, because there is always a point where it just isn't working and I want to throw it all away and say, "I cant do it, sorry"...then I walk away for a while, come back and start adding more shadows and highlights and it starts to work. This was the most extreme example...I actually fished poor little Elvis, the quilt out of the garbage twice. I got him as close to the real thing as I could and I think it is ok...What do you think... I haven't been around much due to some kind of nasty virus....Andrew and I both have spent a lot of quality time in bed with fevers...My sister Julie, (bless her heart) is a pinhead just like my daughter Lisa....here is a quote that made me laugh despite the fact that it hurt like crazy to laugh...."I would worry you had the swine flu, but you haven't eaten any pork"...so then I asked her how you got the bird flu...she said from eating chicken! Ok, Jessica Simpson...so now I give her updates on my "pork flu"....I have a ton to do today after being in bed for a week! Better get busy!

11 comments:

Talking Horses Arts said...

Melinda you did an awesome job!!!
Andrea.

lesthook said...

I love it!

Rannyjean said...

Maybe there was pork in the garbage you kept fishing poor Elvis out of. As always sister, it is beautiful!

purplepaint said...

This is awesome!!! You never cease to amaze me!!!

purplepaint said...

LOL!!! Okay, I just read your post - too funny!!!!!!!! ROFLMAO!!!!! Pork flu... LOL! Anyway, are you kidding?!!! You threw this away?~!!!! This is fabulous!!! I don't think I could even come close! You did an awesome job!!!!

Tamerie Shriver said...

I think Elvis looks great!

Margaret said...

Very cool Melinda, I'm glad you saved this one!!

Marilyn said...

I think Elvis the Quilt looks GREAT! You do such wonderful work--I enjoy my Emma the Quilt every single day:)
Glad you're feeling better from whatever kind of flu you had, hee!

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I love your quilting talent. It's always an inspiration seeing your work. *grumble* I'm sorry you and your family had the flu. I hope that bug gets out of your house FAST.

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

He arrived and he's SPECTACULAR! As always, you did an amazing job! Don't forget to email me about your goodies (I know, I keep bugging you! lol).
xoxo,
Kristin

Laurie said...

That is an amazing likeness! You are very talented!