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The Nightingale fabric by mariaspeyer on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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By Maria Speyer

Welcome to the shop of this pattern abecedarian. I am a lapsed architect, certified artist, dedicated dabbler and hopeful realist who is learning to accept that she will never be an opera singer.

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Description:

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's eponymous tale of two nightingales: one mechanical and one real...

When the emperor of China heard the nightingale sing it brought tears to his eyes. The emperor was a powerful man, and because the nightingale sang his song in the palace gardens the emperor declared that the bird belonged to him. But the nightingale would not sing on the emperor's command, so when the emperor was given a precious mechanical nightingale the real one was banished. The mechanical nightingale was a splendid work of art. It dazzled the court with its virtuosity and flawless beauty, and it sang whenever the emperor wanted it to. But one thing it didn't do: it didn't bring tears to the emperor's eyes...

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moirarae

moirarae says: Love this wind up Nightingale!

Posted about 2 years ago.

jeanie_...

jeanie_rose says: http://www.spoonflower.com/walldecal/2799340#I really appreciate the concept for this lovely design.

Posted over 2 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: The exquisite art work of your design beautifully illustrates this wonderful fairy tale!

Posted over 2 years ago.

mariasp...

mariaspeyer says: Thank you so much for the lovely comments! Cei, what a lovely, considered response, thank you! Maria

Posted over 2 years ago.

ceialam...

ceialambert says: An engaged and invested take on contemporary steampunk with historical references to Toille. The clockwork birds are mature and yet charming. Great design.

Posted over 2 years ago.

amy_g

amy_g says: So very lovely and the detail is amazing!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

hootena...

hootenannit says: Love the play of the organic and clockwork elements - beautiful!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

cjldesigns

cjldesigns says: Gorgeous design, beautifully illustrated birds!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

susan_p...

susan_polston says: Wonderfully charming birds!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

cibelle

cibelle says: Very creative and beautiful!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

ottoman...

ottomanbrim says: Beautiful birds!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

mariasp...

mariaspeyer says: Thank you so much, Bluevelvet, Paula and Weavingmajor!!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: lovely fabric and it does fit the story perfectly!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

paula's...

paula's_designs says: Beautiful and stunning design, illustrates the story perfectly, fabulous!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

bluevelvet

bluevelvet says: Beautiful bird and the details are superb

Posted almost 3 years ago.

mariasp...

mariaspeyer says: The mechanical bird

mariaspeyer uploaded a fabric image for mariaspeyer's design The Nightingale :

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Posted almost 3 years ago.

mariasp...

mariaspeyer says:

mariaspeyer uploaded a fabric image for mariaspeyer's design The Nightingale :

Rnightingales07-01_comment_406268_thumb

Posted almost 3 years ago.