Saturday, March 3, 2012

Beauty AND Science.

Currently I am reading Moby Dick for the second time.
I have to say, I am enjoying it much better then the first time.

When reading the one chapter where he is describing the various whale types, I had a thought-
Than I had another thought-
"Wouldn't it be cool to have an embroidery wall hanging with the different whales on it with there common names and less common names so I would know what he is talking about!"
And so it began.
Once that little bug got in my head I couldn't get it out.
Internet, what would I do with out you?
With out it this project would not be possible.
well maybe it would, it would just be a lot more work.
I found pictures of the whales that I wanted with the little diver for perspective.

Changed the diver to lines, wrote the whales info underneath.

My three favorite whales :)
The Sperm whale
the Fin back whale, and the Narwhal.

Traced it all on a big piece o' paper.

Yes. those are Harpoons crossed over the top.
When researching for the harpoons, I decided that I wanted a 19th whaling harpoon.
I mean, how awesome would it be to have an 11' harpoon mounted on the wall?

After much frustration, I finally found the remainder of the fabric that I used for my map wall hanging.

Traced it out.

And began.

Happy Whaling~


  1. Love your idea! It's going to look so fabulous!
    I tried reading that book when I was probably 12 or 13 and didn't get it at all. I need to read it now, I'm sure I'd enjoy it.

    Can't wait to see the finished product!!

  2. Amazing. You inspire me so much Kacie!