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Dreamtime Platypus (Zoom in for detail) fabric by shelleymade on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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By Shelley Aakjaer

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Description:

Inspired by Australian Aboriginal art - my entry for the Australian Fauna contest are my Platypuses.

According to Aboriginal Dreamtime legend, the first platypus was born after an attractive young female duck mated with a lonely and persuasive water-rat. The duck's offspring had their mother's bill and webbed feet and their father's legs and handsome brown fur. © 2013 Shelley Aakjaer

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estherhase

estherhase says: The platypuses (?) arrived today and I love them. Thank you.

Posted over 1 year ago.

shelley...

shelleymade says: :) Thanks Michelle! What a lovely comment!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

nezumiw...

nezumiworld says: Excellent illustration, I love the colours, the dots the whole movement of the platypus' :)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

shelley...

shelleymade says: Thank you Maria!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

mariao

mariao says: beautifulll palette!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

shelley...

shelleymade says: Thanks Sue Ellen for the very thoughtful comment - much appreciated!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

fireflower

fireflower says: I love your use of the Aboriginal "dotted" style, a style that I have admired for ages. These colors are very pleasant, too, the coolness of the water, and the warmness of the fur really come through. Good luck in the contest!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

shelley...

shelleymade says: Thank you so much for the lovely comment Su! So glad you can see this as a fabric. The tiny dots kept me occupied for quite some time, over a number of designing sessions!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Great colors, lovely illustration, and really liked the story too! I was totally amazed by all those little tiny dots when I had a close up look. I can totally see this as a fabric, very very nice!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

shelley...

shelleymade says: It is a bit bright isn't it Sharon! :)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

scrummy

scrummy says: that blue is electric! So eye catching! best of luck! xxx

Posted almost 4 years ago.

shelley...

shelleymade says: Thank you Melanie!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

wiccked

wiccked says: This is lovely!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

shelley...

shelleymade says: Thank you Angel!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

angelger28

angelger28 says: "...mated with a lonely and persuasive water-rat." Hahaha! I've never heard the legend, thanks for sharing. Great design. I especially love the tails.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

shelley...

shelleymade says: Thank you for the awesome feedback Pamela and Julie!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

cjldesigns

cjldesigns says: Lovely design Shelley! I love the blue background with all the detail!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

glimmer...

glimmericks says: Bravo! You managed to capture the playful platy and Australia in this design.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

shelley...

shelleymade says: Thanks Ottomanbrim :)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

ottoman...

ottomanbrim says: I love the background detail too!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

shelley...

shelleymade says: Thank you for the lovely comments Alex, Julia, Rhonda and Angela! So glad you noticed the background detail. It was rather time consuming painting all the dots! :)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

shelley...

shelleymade says: Platypus detail...

shelleymade uploaded a fabric image for shelleymade's design Dreamtime Platypus (Zoom in for detail) :

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Posted almost 4 years ago.

mag-o

mag-o says: Beautifully designed platypus!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Dreamtime myth and beautiful art work come together nicely in this fantastic design!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

juliagr...

juliagrifol says: As fabric is going to look beautiful!your spotted background is very nice!good luck!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

spellstone

spellstone says: The detail in the background is wonderful!

Posted almost 4 years ago.