Monday, June 6, 2011

Swap time!

I can finally post this now that my partner received the piece.  I was in another Phat Quarter swap through flickr.and the theme was books.  I had to send to the awesome Bex!  I based this piece off of the book World War Z about the zombie apocalypse.  I love this book and was so glad it was on her list, too!  You should really read it.  I struggled a bit at first though of what to do.  I had several ideas including Patient Zero or the part where they kill the zombie with a crow bar in the snow.  But I decided to go in a different direction and stitched up this piece about Phalanx, the drug that was used to cure "African Rabies" which, in the book, was what the zombies were thought to be afflicted with.

I was going for an ad for the drug, with pretty flowers and trees and the saying "Piece of Phalanx Peace of Mind" from the book. It's telling you that everything will be fine. 

Just take this pill, and you will not start to eat people. 

I included the small print also, "May prevent some viral infections."

 But there is still a small threat with a zombie hanging in the shadows.  

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  I hadn't done a swap in so long hat I forgot how fun they are.  They really get the creative juices flowing to think of an idea based on a general theme.  I look forward to doing another one really soon.


Bex said...

Your stitching is so clean and pretty! I'm so lucky to have received this. :) Thank you hon!!! I love me some zombies!

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

You're so very welcome!!

Becky said...

I love Zombies too - This is a fantabulous stitching!