Finally! The postal service has pulled through once again, and my piece for the Phat Quarter Movie Swap has landed safely.
Therefore, without further ado, meet Frank:
Frank is, of course, the skull bunny from Donnie Darko. This movie seems to have embedded itself pretty deeply on my teenage movie-going psyche; when I started to brainstorm iconic movie images for this swap, this was the one that kept coming up. I created the design myself, charting it from a cartoon-style image.
For the stitchery, I used 2 strands of very light vareigated blue-white thread, together with one strand of pure white. It’s less clear in a photo, but in person, the overall effect is … disconcerting.
Of all the cross-stitches I’ve made, I think this is one of my favourites. However, while I’m really pleased with the result, I don’t think I’d want Frank staring down from my lounge room wall.
I’m quite glad, therefore, that this piece is now safely on the other side of the planet.