Thursday, September 5, 2013

Alligators Always Dress for Dinner . . .

"Alligators Always Dress for Dinner"
This is a commissioned piece for a customer who fell in love with a previous "Alligators" piece, that had already sold.  I worked on this piece over the last couple of weeks, knowing exactly where I was going with it . . .  until I got to the alligator . . . the one I had was the wrong color . .  so I opted for this little guy . . .  he is more of a gecko . . . a distant cousin of the alligator, but he works!  
Especially in his colorful garb, and with his articulated tail!

For this piece, I used a cabinet door from Habitat for Humanity, and covered it in tissue papers, and bits of other papers and ribbons, then over-laid with sewing pattern tissues.

The title is borrowed from a children's alphabet book, by the same name, of vintage photographs by Linda J Donigan, Michael Horwitz.


  1. Aaaw, love your gecko/alligator and that quote always makes me smile!

  2. This is cute! I saw you on Fridays Five Features! If you like to link up come over to Craft Frenzy Friday at!

  3. Remarkable stuff, and pretty smart too! I mean, what a juxtaposition of concepts that connect well visually. Very impressive! Hope this wouldn't be just limited to this blog. It's stuff like this that needs to go viral.

  4. So cute! Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!