Sunday, June 14, 2009

Daniel Johnston

I am sure that many of you out there know who Daniel Johnston is and then again. . . just as many people are saying, "Daniel, who?". . . I was one of those "Daniel, who?" people 2 years ago but, I was soon converted to the cult following of such an eclectic singer, songwriter, and cartoon artist by my brother.
He highly recommended the documentary "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" that talks about the somewhat "rocky" life of Daniel and his journey through music, life and art.
Well, Pace and I picked up a copy of the documentary from Blockbutt. . . or "Blockbuster". . . and were entranced from the beginning with the life telling of this interesting and quite talented man.
I recommend to pick up a copy for yourself and watch this inspiring film. . . it made me laugh and cry. . . but more importantly made me fall in love Daniel's offbeat music and illustrations. . .

I am bringing up Daniel now because I *heart* to embroider and when I was purusing the newest patterns from
Sublime Stitching I noticed that they are now offering an embroidry transfer featuring the somewhat quirky illustrations by none other than Daniel Johnston!

I had to have them. . . many people may remember that the lead singer in Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, used to wear a shirt in the nineties with an iconic Daniel Johnston image depicting a "frog" that is saying. . . "hi, how are you?". . .

well, long story short I will be receiving my embroidery transfers from Sublime Stitching very soon! can't wait :)