Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

In 2001, the U.S. issued a Thankgiving stamp that was designed by artist Margaret Cusack of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Margaret (shown here) is an illustrator, graphic designer and folk artist – all in one.

Her work is best described as “Realism created with stitchery and fabric.” It is rich with color, texture, and detail, made with machine applique and hand embroidery. Since 1972, she has created architectural-scale hangings, soft sculpture, portraits, and props. Her stitched artwork has illustrated greeting cards, decorative plates, ads, posters, magazines, billboards, and most recently, postage stamps – all in fabric.

To see more of Margaret's handiwork, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM