Thursday, March 30, 2006
Purple fur, Fluffy Dragon?
I have a mini-happy dance to do today! Look, here it is!It's a hairy purple monster!
It's what happens when Barney and the Cookie Monster decide to have kids together!
... ROFL, okay, if you're blind from seeing this, I apologise. This is the back of my Heaven and Earth Designs(HAED)' project, called Bridge Where She Waits, by the very talented artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. It's also charted by the equally talented cross stitch designer Michele Sayetta who owns and runs HAED with her husband Bob and has help from avid fans around the world.
I'm normally a fairly neat stitcher. But HAED, esp if you have a lot of confetti stitches, challenges getting a neat back.
The right side to Bridge is posted here as well:
The artwork is based on the Chinese weaver girl-herd boy love story. You know, fairy nymph from heaven takes a vacation in earth. Meets cutie with an affinity for cows. They fall in love. Neglect their duties. Everything goes haywire. Heaven steps in and tells them to break it off (celestial divorce? hehehe). Fairy very sad. Herd boy probably even sadder. Face it, he'll never get a girlfriend like this one.
Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, takes pity and tells swallows around the world to build a bridge once a year connecting the earth to the heavens, so the lovers get to walk on the bridge and meet halfway. *sigh* It's a failsafe recipe for a successful romance if you only get to see each other once a year.
It Does bring a teary kind of smile to my eyes when I think about it. Btw, the bridge of swallows is an analogy to the Milky Way. The galaxy, not the chocolate bar, though the latter tastes pretty damn good.
To see the full picture of Bridge and the Weaver girl and the accompanying boy, here are the links: