Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Ann let me know that The Ugly Duckling has arrived in Germany. This has always been one of my favorite fairy tales. The stumpwork swan was done with one strand of DMC, as that gave the smoothest look even though it took a while. The fabric for the water had swirls in it that I outlined with Krenick blending filament. I wanted to keep the background fairly simple so not to detract from the simplicity of the swan. On the back I put an illustration from the original publication of the tale. This was great fun to do.


  1. That page is simply amazing. The Ugly Duckling is awesome.

  2. This is gorgeous! I love the work you have done on the swan, it really looks beautiful. The label on the back just adds a really special touch.

  3. Dear Gayle,
    the page is wonderful. I thank you very much for that work and the lovely letter. I put the other pages into a box because I have a lot of cards standing on my desktop but I think I will wait for a while to pack it away.


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