Monday, February 2, 2009

A Banner Anniversary

The ice storm provided the perfect opportunity to finish the anniversary banner.

We'd come up with the, probably over a year ago. Mark saw a design with the wolves from the Book of Kells racing around an interior design, now I don't even remember what it was. I thought the wolves would look great around a horsey knotwork triskelion, and remembered a particular iteration that would work well. Mark worked some photoshop magic and *poof* we had our pictogram.
(I just made up the stuff down in the tip of the banner on the fly, to anchor that sea of negative space. )

I'd wanted to make the banner as a surprise for Mark to decorate our wedding tent. Seems appropriate that it mark our anniversary! I still need to cut down the ends of the cross piece and make a flagpole, but the main body is DONE! Mark brought it up to the roundpen while I was playing with Grace--even more appropriate as she is the engagement ring :-)

The banner, dancing by the round pen

Detail of the main design

Detail of the tip design

Just now I look up what the traditional first anniversary gift is: paper. Neither the banner nor the Cafe Press stein with the same graphic (part 1 of the gift) qualify. Ah well. Valentine's Day is just around the corner!


  1. It's lovely. What fabric did you use? Silk? Happy anniversary. Being married is grand :)

  2. No other form of advertising comes close to capturing the attention of your audience than a low flying airplane towing a large aerial banner

  3. what a lovely fabricc..looking dashing and very cool...

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