Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hey! I was just talking about that!

In my last post I mentioned the Bayeux Tapestry.  An amazing work of art that I would love to see in person, it's also the reason that I chose to merge my two worlds- fine arts and hand crafts.

No longer would I hang my head in shame and try to hide my craftiness from my artsy friends.  I decided, screw the snobby people that say collages are juvenile or the people who turn their noses up at the thought of using fabric in their art.  They're just jealous because handing them a needle and thread would blow their mind, whereas in my case I could actually do something with it.  I realized that having a foot in both worlds added to my repertoire, it didn't take away from it.

Ok, now that I've gone on about my self realization moment, I'll get to the darned point.  Yesterday I opened my e-mail to find quite a gem.  Did you know that there is a site where you can make your own funny versions of the Bayeux Tapestry?  I certainly didn't.

Check it out!

Here we've got Horatio Caine in CSI: Miami.  (I'll admit I love the cheesiness of that show.  Sometimes there's nothing like vegging out to some cheese.)

And because someone always has to take it into the gutter.  If you don't understand this one that's a good thing.  Trust me, you don't want the full explanation.

So yeah, after referring to the priceless importance of the Bayeux Tapestry I share this ridiculousness with you.  What can I say, at times I'm a walking contradiction.
For the rest of the article, check out the Mental Floss Blog.  
p.s.  I tried to use their linked photos but they didn't work for these gems.  So, yeah I broke their rules.  :(

Have a craftastic day!


JafaBrit's Art said...

I feel the same way about arts and crafts :) and the merging of the two. and oh, droooool! the Bayeux Tapestry, drooooooooool!

MafiosaGrrl said...

welcome, thank you for your comments! I think it's important to have a balance in the two. one of the most frustrating things about going to school for art is dealing with the ignorant shit people say when they find out you like both. are you familiar with mimilove? her work is an amazing combination of art and embroidery. check it out.