This Quilled TMNT Tribute Collage started out as a monogram request, but once I started brainstorming for design ideas, I realized that it would be better as a tribute collage than monogram. In case you’re not as old as I am, TMNT stands for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” They were the subject of a comic book many years (decades?) ago, then a cartoon – and even a live action movie. The woman who ordered this is giving it to a person who is a collector slash enthusiast. I do not think that the gift giver is going to “get” this, and she may well not like it – but I’m pretty sure the recipient will “get” it and appreciate the references I’ve included.
To spell them out…
- TMNT’s favorite food (obsession actually) was pizza. And strange combinations at that. Hence the pizza slice as the main object.
- There were four TMNT’s: Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael and each of them wore a mask with a specific color. Hence the four “pepperonis” in the four “mask” colors.
- The background is a turtle shell – self explanatory.
- Their motto or favorite saying was: “Cowabunga!”
This piece was made with 10mm wide strips which I have recently come to LOVE. The only exception to this is the turtle shell in the background which was made with 1/4″ strips. It is built in a series of layers.
Available on Etsy
Although this Quilled TMNT Tribute Collage is sold, I am taking commissions currently and can usually translate your ideas into quilled artwork. Contact me with inquiries. Or, if you’d prefer to see what I have currently available on my Etsy shop, take a peek below. Please note that prices shown don’t reflect any sales that might be running.