Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Behold, the Easter Bunny

... and what a noble rabbit he is, surveying his domain from the front porch flower pot. His favorite spot, though, is the rug in front of the kitchen sink where he gets his carrots and kale (organic, of course).

After stuffing himself he poses for another picture, this time in his role as a beach bunny. Although commonly called "The Easter Bunny," we know him as "Bunners." He belongs to my daughter, which makes me his doting grandmother.

He needs those sunglasses for looking at "Garden Gone Wild," below, which is my art quilt for the day. It's big -- 61" wide and 45" tall -- and I made it in April 2007. It now hangs over my daughter's desk, and I don't know how she sleeps at night with that in the room.

Here is a detail, which shows some of the yarn and feathers that I tacked down as I machine quilted it. It's wild and unkempt, as the name implies.

And here is some more garden color for your inspiration, this time from the Victorian-style W.W. Seymour Botanical Garden conservatory in Tacoma's Wright Park. (I took these pictures a year or so ago.) The exhibit included whimsical glass pieces by Tacoma's own Dale Chihuly interspersed among the flowers. Tacoma is full of Chihuly's fabulous glass art.

Have a colorful day!


Julaine Lofquist-Birch said...

Hi Bunners!!! Say hi to the family for me, okay?

流浪汉 瑜伽 Yoga Tramp said...

nice blog & thk for sharing
nice too meet u ya 6-^
wish all the best to u

Deborah said...

Your blog looks great!

MargieK said...

I just wanted to say that you filled a little bit of my heart up today. I used to live in Gig Harbor and now live in Idaho. I miss the Pacific NW beauty, water, flowers and yes rain! So thank you for the gift of your blog today. ps - we too are bunny people. My daughter has 60 bunnies.

Gisela Towner said...

You're off to a great start -- the pics are just delightful!!