October 2, 2009

A softie!


I made a softie inspired by an illustration from a 1963 textbook I have!  He's super wonky but cute.  The illustration itself is from the 16th century.  The caption says it "depicts a creature supposedly representing the 'essence of mercury.'"
The symbols on the "beasts three arms represent the alchemical symbols for silver, gold and mercury, and below them is the head of a bearded alchemist."
I think I will name him Phineas. 

5 comments:

jessica said...

so cool! i love the crazy patterns.

lala said...

is this your own pattern? cause they are marvelously wonky and you could sell them.

LOVEIT

Beth said...

Yes ma'am! It was way too annoying to make more though....

Meg said...

I agree with the above comments.. I love your crafty brain. I love Phineas.. I. love. him. I have a paper to write, but I'd rather just oogle your blog

Beth said...

Heeh :]