i think antique whirligigs are wonderful!
so, when i saw this one i thought it would be fun to play around with the design. not everyone is thrilled by whirligigs, though. take otis for instance….
and lilly, who is usually interested in anything that may move, shimmy or shake, seems, well, less than riveted….
when i asked my friends what, exactly, would thrill them, the answer was unanimous…
but, i’m sticking to my guns. i love whirligigs and continue to be inspired by them!
so, i drew up this design….
…which you are welcome to capture and use.
then, i picked out my valdani colors….
they are, from left to right:
4 ~ sailors top and hat
5 ~ face, arms and feet
h205 ~ stars
p3 ~ whirligig stand
jp11 ~ background
o578 ~ oars, pants and tie
as it turned out, however, i decided to make one change…
i decided to use:
1072 ~ for the oars, pants and tie.
1072 is very, very navy and seemed just right for a sailor.
once i got the whole thing punched it looked like this….
i then coffee stained it, backed it with ticking, and stuffed it lightly with sawdust….
you can see more of, “whirligig” by visiting my etsy shop here.