Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mutiny!!!

The cat photos that were published in "Winter Garden, Part 1" created unrest in the tranquil Province of MulticoloredPieces. Those animals left out are unhappy and have demands. As this is the New Tunisia where protests are no longer illegal, the animals are exercising their rights. The cats have been whining endlessly and went on strike, refusing to go catch undesireable rodents.
The dogs threatened to block the road with burning tires, stop all passers-by, and hijack any trucks of milk and bottled gas—they would pay for the merchandise, of course, because they are not theives. However, after an open meeting held in the barn (to which all animals were invited—even a few of the neighbor's cows showed up), they decided to stage a sit-in instead.
They maintain that they want equal representation because they are part of the garden landscape and threatened to call in the Press. 
Indeed, a TV station considered showing these events on the evening news. The pigeons, partridges, sparrows and swallows have been on Twitter. Rumors abound on Facebook. In addition, the animals insist on a diplomatic visit from an American Senator, since Senator Lieberman came for the humans several weeks ago. 
                                              Ok, ok, I got it !
"Post-Revolution in My Garden" (30"x13"/77cm x 34cm),  hand and machine appliquéd, embroidered and quilted.
The gray background of this piece represents well the unusual damp, gray weather we've had since mid-December that parallels the political climate of Tunisia.
And HOW did my artistic strands of thought on War, Revolution, and Chaos creep into my peaceful garden theme?????
                                   And that’s life in the New Tunisia…. 

31 comments:

quilthexle said...

Honestly - I love this quilt! it is an amazing political quilt, would LOVE to see it in reality !!!

Starwood Quilter said...

Wonderful story! Wonderful quilt!
http://www.starwoodquilter.blogspot.com/2012/02/calico-spools-quilt-block.html

fiberchick said...

Just fantastic in every way! Perhaps that diplomatic visit could be from Bo the Presidential dog?

O'Quilts said...

You are something else...this is totally clever. I have been worried that you will end up in a ditch for your comments...but now I see that you are well protected:)

rtquilter said...

Fabulous job, Nadia! I love it! Hope the Powers that be are not offended. Take care.

Connie Rose said...

I love it! Happy Valentine's Day to you and all the animals!

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

You made made my day into a smile, and all the while the animal in me is in total sympathy with the animals in your garden, and the heart that won't harden to stone, despite what's known and not known. My own heart, for it's part sings out across the distance to you in solidarity.

Anonymous said...

A dog with a shishiyya on his head is a lot cuter than a dog w/o. Interesting how you spend so much time with your cats and dogs that you ended up seeing them having human attitudes. Well, sometimes our pets can be more human than we are right? These cats and dogs are Tunisians right? I mean, I know that they are born and raised there. I am eager to come home this summer to see the new Tunisia, and how accurate is the depiction of facebook of the NEW TUNISIA. Re sit-ins, tell your cats to suck it up and get to work! Earn a living! This is why you have no time to talk to me, because you are always quilting away! Precious work! I mean, hell, why did I not get ANY of this talent?

Anneliese said...

Good story about poor animals.
I like your posts!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a brilliant post! Your work is so wonderful and the things you write about are so interesting.

Randa Jo said...

I love this quilt. I think my cats are part of the "Occupy" movement. They occupy my house and their demands are unclear. They won't catch pesky rodents either. I love your latest post and how tongue-in-cheek it is.

Vivian said...

Wonderful quilt, and the story and photos in this post are food for thought, witty and original.
Just last night I watched part of a documentary about quilters and politics through the years, with special attention paid to messages that hide among the stitches.
Keep stitching!

Roxanne said...

I love your sense of humor. It's so needed in this day and age.

Carole said...

Very clever Nadia! You have a great sense of humour which made me smile again. Thank you. Love your quilt!

Good Earth Quilting said...

Nadia,
this striking quilt is an inspiration yet again! Very cool, I love all the 'quilting outside of the box' well done. My cat and dog agree too.
Cheers, Carli

Muddling Through said...

Nadia, you have not only me, but my daughter - who came in to see what the hubbub was - laughing long and loud! That is a great piece, and a funny post, mainly I guess because the animals here are pretty much of the same mind. It IS all about them.

Nifty Quilts said...

Very clever! You are always very good at telling stories through your quilts. I hope someone is listening to the animals!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Too funny! Like the hand quilting.

Katie said...

Power to the Pets!!!
I love this Nadia! So great!!!

Jeannie said...

I love this! And the felines of the house agree and would like to file a worldwide petition uniting all. LOL! I contend that they are already in charge and just let us believe otherwise.

iNd!@nA said...

intriguing work indeed, thanks for leaving a piece of thread for me to follow back to these pages

Emma said...

You like to sail close to the wind, don't you?! I just love your stitch drawings, only you could put a Fez (might be the wrong word?)on a dog & make it work!

Katell said...

Après les Fables de La Fontaine ou Animal Farm de G. Orwell, voici la Mutinerie de Multicolored Pieces. Superbe !

susan christensen said...

Nadia, I laugh! Such a charming story and you really catch the character of the pets so well. Happy belated Valentine's day to you all. -sus

lola ruiz said...

Wonderful Nadia! Stand up for their rights!

Dee W said...

This is Awesome! This post gave me a really good laugh! Thanks and have a great day.

Joan said...

Hi Nadia
You made me smile, such a lot of wonderful work Well Well Done!!

Alicia said...

very cute! so creative!

Jenni said...

I find it shocking that those beautiful dogs and cats have only just appeared on your blog! So photogenic, so honest, such principles. Very worthy of their own quilt, and what a quilt! I'll be checking backfor further updates...

paula said...

you got me on these and i'm not an animal artsy person typically...these are really wonderful :)

Lorraine said...

What a delight!