This is a portrait of one of my pet goats, Henry. He is such a character and so full of joy!
I wanted to capture his quirky personality. When the responsibilities and challenges of life start getting me down, all I need to do is take Henry on a “browse-walkabout” to ground me again and help me reconnect with my inner self. Henry is such a wonderful buddy. We rescued him as a kid and he has his own challenges (a misaligned jaw & deformed hip). It does not hold him back! What an inspiration to go and enjoy life.
The technique I used is called fabric collage, using lots of small pieces to create the design. I wanted to use more whimsical colors and his charm started emerging.
Construction: Various types of fabric including cotton and polyesters, tulle & organza. Collage binding. Monofilament & cotton/poly threads, batting, machine quilting.