Friday, September 18, 2009

Flannel Flamingo

I never should have listened to the recruiters from Land's End.

"You'll be a model," they said. "Glamorous. Seen by millions. You'll stand out from the crowd."

"You'll be unique."

And the clincher. "Do you want to be stuck on this lawn with 107 other pink flamingoes for ever?"

I'd hoped for something... sober, understated. Like a great blue heron, all those delicate twilight shades.


Or a sacred ibis. Dramatic, yet elegant.


Of course they didn't tell me I'd be stuck up to my ankles in snow-- and painted like this!



Original images: heron by Konrad Mostert; ibis by Joe Kucharski; plastic flamingo by Chris Browett; flamingo legs by Mehmet Goren; plaid by Erika Thorpe; snow by Amy Burton
Collection available! Knocking from Inside

7 comments:

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I love the whimsy of this piece! Excellent! And welcome back to Weekend Wordsmith.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I've just told the world to come read this:

http://wordsfromawordsmith.blogspot.com/2009/09/flamingos-anyone.html

Michelle Johnson said...

Delightful, Tiel. Have a great weekend.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I'm still laughing, so I also posted your link on my book blog so those readers will come here:

http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2009/09/flamingos-anyone.html

soulbrush said...

delightful.

ditsychick6 said...

So funny!

Landi le Roux said...

This is just so cute and funny. Starting to read the post on my laptop with the screen not being very high, I got such a great surprise when scrolling down to the last image.