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Archive for November 29th, 2009

Papercraft Video: Going West

Posted by Avital Pinnick on November 29, 2009

I love this! “Going West,” By Maurice Gee. Produced for the NZ Book Council.

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Lady with Unicorn: Week One

Posted by Avital Pinnick on November 29, 2009

Lady with Unicorn

I took this photo a couple days ago to show my progress for the first week. Over 500 stitches so far!

I also ordered a floor stand for my frame. I didn’t think I would ever be able to afford one, but my friend and Oasis Guild buddy, Donna, is dying for a floor stand. Two stands ordered together from the UK means that the postage is only half the cost instead of equal to the cost of the stand. Even so, it’s a lot less than we would pay for a floor stand from the US. We’re both very excited about it.

Because of the scale of the piece it’s nearly impossible to figure out what I’m embroidering unless it’s something obvious like a flag or a bird. I think these are leaves. The dark blues on the right appear to be foliage of a fruit tree.

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Jerusalem Graffiti

Posted by Avital Pinnick on November 29, 2009

Jerusalem Graffiti

I photographed this graffiti on Eliash Street, behind haMashbir department store and the Migdal haIr office building. Graffiti in Jerusalem is seldom so colourful or elaborate. The area is a loading dock behind some of the stores on King George street.

When I was examining the photos the next day on my computer, I noticed this sign from the Jerusalem municipality’s Dept. of Culture stenciled on the wall. This is an officially designated graffiti zone!

The notice says: “Permitted graffiti zone. One who writes or draws on this wall will not be fined. Please do not leave political graffiti or advertisements.”

Graffiti Permission

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