Thursday, December 9, 2010

Charley Harper in Ohio!

Ever heard of Charley Harper?  My first introduction to his work was through this Purl Bee post.  After a little research I discovered he had done a tile mural at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  I am on a road trip through the Rust Belt and made a point to stop and check it out.  Look!

I bet you are already thinking of how to turn these critters into embroidery designs, or patchwork blocks, aren't you?

The mural represents 81 different lifeforms, some favorites pictured below:

PS: To those of you waiting on an Elvie Block tutorial, hang in there!  I'll be out of town (and away from my machine) for most of December, but intend to put something together at the end of the month.  Thanks for your patience!