Thursday, May 14, 2009

More absurdity from moi

Madonna toilet lid cover
Originally uploaded by thirdpersonpossessive

I'm the kind of person that takes jokes to a level that goes far beyond funny. Naturally this spills over into other areas of my life as well. Ridiculous fan art is just one of my obsessions. Fan art that is faux functional (are toilet lid covers REALLY serving any purpose? That's a matter for another, more cerebral blog methinks) ... even better.

I actually owe the genius of this idea to my roommate. One day I was trying to figure out what I could make for the Indieana Handicraft Exchange (in which I'm participating this year with my good friend Erin Drew!) that was like a rug, but smaller and less expensive, and this was her suggestion.

Choosing the image was difficult. It needed to be something simple and iconic enough to be recognized even when highly pixellated. I simplified it to two colors both to speed up the hooking and to make the image more striking.

On to the next one! I have a lot of work to do and a month in which to do it! If you have any good ideas for other subjects (either for a small rug or one of these beauties) feel free to email me or leave it in the comments!


  1. Well, really, who doesn't need a Madonna toilet lid cover? This is awesome!

    As for other ideas... hmmm. Cute animal with a mohawk? An anarchy symbol toilet seat cover?

  2. This is a genius thing to do. When I finally get around to learning this process I am so going to do a toilet seat cover first. Why are you so smart.

    Mondrian? That would just be a silly/neat cover.

  3. Jesus holding a bunny.
    It is sooooo unfair that he's always holding lambs..what's the big deal about lambs?
    Better yet, Jesus pulling a rabbit out of a hat.