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TA DAH!!!!!! Day 29 and the Mystery rug… “Medieval Advertising” is finished! I have had such fun on this one…and many giggles along the way! 🙂
I’m going to reprint some of my earlier post… with a few additions… on the reason for this rug! LOL
Some time ago, I found several illustrations in a book of medieval designs (in black and white) that were of old playing cards, old woodcuts and of medieval “daily life”.
Many of the illustrations are very somber and serious…but this drawing had a rather “royal lovers in the garden” look…!!!! When I saw the drawing, I thought all of the drapes and folds would be good to practice fine shading with 6 or 8 value swatches. I copied it and pinned it up in my studio. Many months went by and I was busy with other things…but television, especially on one evening, changed the way I looked at this design! My husband and I watch television, but mostly Public television. We do go to commercial tv to watch some news programs and some special programs like 60 Minutes.
Because we don’t watch shows that are considered for the “young and the go-getters” (LOL)…almost all of the ads are geared for the elderly (which we are!!!!) For the most part, the advertising is absolutely ridiculous…for instance showing a construction worker happily starting his day wearing “adult protective undergarments” that now come in colours! (the colour seems to make a big change in his life!!!) If/When I need these items, I doubt that the colour will send me into joyful and ecstatic celebration!!!!! 🙂
Also, commercials show endless couples becoming “sexually frisky” (!!) when the man takes a particular drug and the walls of the house turn into streams, forests or the opera (!!) and they end up sitting in two bathtubs watching the sunset! : ) We get ads for thinning hair or hair dye, ads for bowel preparations, and ads for sleepless nights and upset stomachs! LOL Of course, we sometimes need the items advertised but do we really need to view people as their “problems”? 🙂 And one night, we seemed to see the stupid ad that sparked this rug many times!!! : ) The people are supposedly enjoying a picnic or chomping into an apple in a “close and tender” moment…and then the ad line flashes across the screen!!!! LOL
When I went upstairs to the studio that evening, I saw the little medieval drawing and begin to laugh….as the idea for this rug… ”Medieval Advertising”… popped into my head! LOL So I changed the faces, added candy on a stick (!)…and they’ve been chomping away ever since! 🙂
So here we go with…”Medieval Advertising”….
And the closeup…
Thank you for following along with me from time to time on this funny rug! I hope you have enjoyed it and I hope you will try a funny rug sometime too!!! We can all use a touch of laughter and humor these days!!!! (and you don’t Have to be goofy!!!) LOL
Happy Hooking…and have a wonderful day today! 🙂