Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Mr. Modtomic Is Not All About The Cross Stitch. I KNOW! "Really?!" But, C'mon...A Cross Stitch Of The Chicago Skyline As Viewed From The Lake? That (And A German Vase / Alligator Phone) Is Just Rad! Status: Soon To Be At The Shag.
I was almost late for work hemming and hawing over this piece of art. It just took me a few minutes to get over the Rural Americana of cross stitch. In the end, the contrast of Rural Americana and the Chicago skyline struck me and it was a done deal!
At first I thought this was needle point, which maybe it is...I don't really know the difference in the
completed art. Is there any? I've read that needle point starts with a painted canvas and maybe cross
stitch doesn't. Whatever, this is a great piece either way. It's pretty darn accurate too, check out this
photo from the same vantage point! Note that there are some new buildings in the photo. With a
little bit of research one could date the art by finding out when the various missing buildings were
built. Fun for hours!
I vaguely remember having a phone on the wall that had four or five different "faces" that could be
changed out when I was a kid. This one doesn't look like it could have been changed out but it
obviously was given a facing to reflect a certain decor! Too bad it's not gold and metallic like our
wallpaper, otherwise we'd have to keep it. I still need to clean a little sticker glue off of the receiver
and glue the "alligator skin" back down near the dial (Remember Dials!) and maybe take it to work to
test it out and off to The Shag it goes. I can't imagine that it wouldn't work. These old phones are
built like tanks.
This last item is a lovely German vase by Amano. The cool thing is that the inside is black. That's
what drew me to it. Then when I saw that it was German I just went ahead and bought it. The red is
SO Red. I don't know if it's old but it's beautiful and it fits with the mid century modern style. I'll
drop it off in my booth but if it doesn't get picked up I might rotate it back here for the home. It's just
such a POP of color!