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The Eastern Shore of Virginia, a history in toile fabric by ceanirminger on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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By Cean Irminger

By day I am an upstanding mosaic designer for New Ravenna Mosaics on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. By night I am a superdork drawing whatever weird things pop into my head. By morning I'm exhausted.

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The Eastern Shore of Virginia is a narrow peninsula separated from the rest of the state by the Chesapeake Bay. It was a task and a half to narrow do

The Eastern Shore of Virginia is a narrow peninsula separated from the rest of the state by the Chesapeake Bay. It was a task and a half to narrow down my history choices to a toile's worth, but I have to say, this was the most fun I've had researching a fabric, ever! Here are the facts on the events and places I chose to depict, chronologically... Just off the coast of the charming Victorian beach community of Cape Charles lies the CHESAPEAKE BAY IMPACT CRATER. In the Eocene epoch a large bolide impacted the earth on the coast of North America, creating the basin that would one day hold the Chesapeake Bay. DEBEDEAVON, "THE LAUGHING KING", aka "Ye Emperor of Ye Easterne Shore and king of Ye great Nussawattocks", ruled the Nussawattocks tribe in the early 1600's. The Shore's first European settler, Thomas Savage was sent to him to be fostered by Powhatan ( you know, Pocahontas's dad). Debedeavon gave Savage a large track of land known today as Savage's Neck. EASTVILLE COURT RECORDS are the oldest continuous court records in the country, from 1632 until the present. FOWKES TAVERN in Accomac in the site of the first recorded English language play in the colonies, "Ye Bare and Ye Cubbe" in 1665. Yup. Birthplace of American Theatre here, people! TANGIER, an isolated island in the Chesapeake known by linguists the world over as still speaking a form of Elizabethan English! Have a listen here... ASSATEAGUE AND CHINCOTEAGUE ISLANDS, home to a herd of feral ponies brought to fame by Marguerite Henry's beloved children's classic, "Misty of Chincoteague" . Since before 1885, on Pony Penning each year the ponies are swum from Assateague to Chincoteague. There they are vaccinated and some are auctioned off to maintain an acceptable population. VIRGINIA'S BARRIER ISLANDS, a chain of 23 islands, most of which are uninhabited since the 40's and owned by the Nature Conservancy, these islands have protected the mainland from hurricanes and protected pirates such as Blackbeard from the law. NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, one of the oldest launch sites in the world, Wallops has launched over 14,000 rockets since it's first launch July 4, 1945. THE CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL, 20 miles of bridge opened in 1965 and was declared one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world. It's a spectacularly calming and beautiful drive, unless you happen to be on it at the same time as Tom Cruise...http://youtu.be/8l4qdf_1nGM The birds interspersed throughout represent the thousands of migrating birds we see each year as they stop for a rest before taking on the Chesapeake in their journey. Please forgive this long winded novel, I really love my home!

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drbrittany

drbrittany says: Love this design! Why isn't it available as wallpaper?

Posted 7 days ago.

darci

darci says: Your Town Toile de Jouy Fabric of the Week Contest Top Ten!

darci uploaded a fabric image for ceanirminger's design The Eastern Shore of Virginia, a history in toile :

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Posted over 4 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: Congratulations on top ten! I am constantly captivated by your illustrative style.

Posted over 4 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: I was out of town away from computers for a bit and this was a great treat to come back to! Thanks to all of you for your sweet comments and support!

Posted over 4 years ago.

demigoutte

demigoutte says: Congrats on making the top 10 Cean !!!

Posted over 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Congratulations on the Top Ten placing with this beautiful, well-researched design, Cean!

Posted over 4 years ago.

sammyk

sammyk says: Big congratulations, Cean!

Posted over 4 years ago.

heather...

heatherdutton says: Congratulations on making the top 10 this week Cean!

Posted over 4 years ago.

ravenous

ravenous says: Congratulations!!

Posted over 4 years ago.

inscrib...

inscribed_here says: Congratulations on placing in the top ten, Cean!

Posted over 4 years ago.

pennycandy

pennycandy says: Congratulations, Cean!

Posted over 4 years ago.

siya

siya says: Congrats on placing in the top ten, Cean!

Posted over 4 years ago.

babysis...

babysisterrae says: Woohoo Cean! Congrats on top ten with this beautifully drawn design!

Posted over 4 years ago.

amel24

amel24 says: Congratulations Cean!

Posted over 4 years ago.

chickot...

chickoteria says: Congrats on making the 10...the FABRIC looks great!

Posted over 4 years ago.

gart

gart says: Cean, this is lovely. My family spends quite a bit of each summer on the bay, and this toile just has summer all over it. I love it.

Posted over 4 years ago.

pattysl...

pattysloniger says: Your toile is so lovely, Cean, makes me long for the eastern shore. Big congrats on top ten! :)

Posted over 4 years ago.

scrummy

scrummy says: Congratulations Cean! :D xxx

Posted over 4 years ago.

theboerwar

theboerwar says: Congrats!!!

Posted over 4 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Hooray Cean! Congrats on Top 10!

Posted over 4 years ago.

wednesd...

wednesdaysgirl says: Congratulations, Cean! Well deserved! : ))

Posted over 4 years ago.

spellstone

spellstone says: Well done Cean! glad to see this in the top ten x

Posted over 4 years ago.

inscrib...

inscribed_here says: Well researched and educational with gorgeous illustrations. Outstanding!

Posted over 4 years ago.

gracede...

gracedesign says: so beautifully illustrated & designed!

Posted over 4 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: I thought I commented on this; but I just realized I got so engrossed in the video I never posted how lovely this design is. I'm so glad you linked close-ups of the beautiful drawings you did for this.

Posted over 4 years ago.

linkolisa

linkolisa says: Just lovely!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

cjldesigns

cjldesigns says: Gorgeous illustrations! I love the way the birds flow through the design and link the images together.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

coggon_...

coggon_(roz_robinson) says: Gobsmacked! this is beautiful, and the variety of the elements included is brilliant!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

karendel

karendel says: OMG! This should be Virginia's official State Toile. Beautiful.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

ttoz

ttoz says: Your details are amazing as always and you can really feel the heart in this design! Love!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: Tangier.

ceanirminger uploaded a fabric image for ceanirminger's design The Eastern Shore of Virginia, a history in toile :

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Posted almost 5 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: Chincoteague ponies on their swim across the channel.

ceanirminger uploaded a fabric image for ceanirminger's design The Eastern Shore of Virginia, a history in toile :

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Posted almost 5 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: First English language play!

ceanirminger uploaded a fabric image for ceanirminger's design The Eastern Shore of Virginia, a history in toile :

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Posted almost 5 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel where it crosses Fisherman's Island.

ceanirminger uploaded a fabric image for ceanirminger's design The Eastern Shore of Virginia, a history in toile :

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Posted almost 5 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: Debedeavon and Thomas Savage.

ceanirminger uploaded a fabric image for ceanirminger's design The Eastern Shore of Virginia, a history in toile :

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Posted almost 5 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: The impending impact!

ceanirminger uploaded a fabric image for ceanirminger's design The Eastern Shore of Virginia, a history in toile :

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Posted almost 5 years ago.

wednesd...

wednesdaysgirl says: You've really worked hard on this one!...... as usual I'm envious of your final design - it's fantastic! I really enjoyed the information on the unusual accents - absolutely fascinating : )

Posted almost 5 years ago.

rosanna...

rosannahope says: This is just so amazing. Your illustrations are perfect and so interesting! I am also looking forward to seeing the closeups. Love the history lesson..so special!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Every detailed element of this fabulous toile has it's own special story to tell! Your wonderful drawings, and the interesting history that they illustrate, keep luring me back to gaze at your design again and again, Cean!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

spellstone

spellstone says: What beautiful drawing Cean! Can't wait to see the close-ups.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: Thanks guys! I love my hometown so it was a great time to be able to study up and draw it. Vo, I'm not sure what the joke was, but he must have been called "the Laughing King" for some reason. Maybe he was a nervous laugher like me. I'll try to get some close ups uploaded soon.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

siya

siya says: This is really great, Cean! I love how everything's labelled.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

catru

catru says: Ohhh I die to see all those details too!!! I love how you made a whole with the parts, how you combined them, all those birds flying add a unity to all the parts, great work as your usual!! :) :)

Posted almost 5 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: oh, beautiful! at least, what I can SEE of it! please oh please post details at Flickr? pretty please? and I love your birds.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Woot! And btw, exactly what were those guys laughing about?

Posted almost 5 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: So beautifully done and the historical aspects chosen were so interesting to read (and hear) in your notes. A beautiful piece of work and I also really like the light colored background.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

amel24

amel24 says: Stunning!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

scrummy

scrummy says: epic. oh man.... love xxx

Posted almost 5 years ago.