Monday, 18 November 2013

All Stitched Up

All Stitched Up - hand stitched calico, depicting "The Emperor's New Clothes" 
I almost didn't make it again this week, but here at last  is my "All Stitched Up " tag ... well, the Emperor is 'all stitched up" in more ways than one. I am sure you all know of the story of " The Emperor's New Clothes"? He was "stitched up " ( defrauded) by his courtiers, so I have depicted a figure literally "stitched" with nothing on but his crown and underpants!  And I hope you don't mind if I also add my tag from last week too . The proverb is "A cat may look at a king" - not a very common saying but with a profound meaning. Someone who is considered inferior is not restricted in the presence of others more superior - from the proverbs of John Heywood, 1562. 
Hope to have a look at all your beautiful tags  now and hopefully be a little more organised for the next tag!
Best wishes, Wilma
Proverb : magazine illustration and Laurel Burch print depicting "A cat may look at a king." 

10 comments:

  1. Two brilliant tags. I love that proverb and you have illustrated it so well. As for using the Emperors New Clothes....genius! Well done. X

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  2. Both tags are great, love the proverbs you chose, too! Valerie

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  3. Both tags are very clever! Bravo!

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  4. Love your quirky take on both tags! Carolyn xx

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  5. Oh my goodness, that is so cute and clever! --Sandy Leigh

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  6. Oh you clever thing, that is such an inspired tag! Tehehehe, had me giggling as well. The proverb tag is fabulous as well, love the cat.

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  7. Both terrific tags. I love the cat inthe second pne

    Chrissie x

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  8. Wilma your tags are wonderful! I love Laurel Burch's illustrations - so bright and full of possibilities!

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  9. I like both your "royal" tags, but my absolute favorite is the Emperor's New Clothes. The outline is delightful and the way you outlined it with stitches is very clever. Blessings!

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  10. One of my favourite childhood fairy tales. Great idea Wilma, to 'unfrock' the emperor, lol :o))

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