Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fantasy Landscape

In my group, CQForNewbies, we had a Round Robin where the theme was Fantasy Landscapes.  The last block for me to work on was Janet's (Janet who painted the alien in the last post) and her theme was Alien World. I had a lot of fun with this block (gee, imagine that). 

The person before me, Beth, did the space ship, so that left the aliens up to me.  I chose to base my aliens on the Onkali race from the Octavia Butler novels.  The Onkali have three "sexes" -- male, female and ooloi.  This is an adult ooloi and a child ooloi.  Ooloi are the genetic masters of the Universe.  The tentacles are sensory organs which are used to heal genetically.  The eyeballs were my own touch.  It is fitting there is a spaceship leaving the Ooloi behind.  This is the life mission of the Onkali -- find other words and soak up all the new genetic material.  Onkali have no world of their own -- they travel the galaxy finding new worlds and new genetic knowledge.

I added lots of sparkle to the various seams and plants on Janet's world.  There are stars and thread work in the sky.  I don't know if it will show up in the photograph, but does in person.

This was a very fun project and I hope Janet is happy with her alien world.


gocrazywithme said...

Love the aliens, love the backstory! The whole block is so much fun. My grandsons (who, at 7 and almost 3, are CQ experts) are going to absolutely love it too! I'll have to tell the older one the Ooloi story. He has a great imagination and will appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

There are some lovely details here, and your aliens look very friendly! It looks like you all had lots of fun with this.

Lauri said...

Love the block! looks like you had fun
I will have to try out those books too
Grat job!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You're the perfect one to be in a fantasy landscape plot! Great job - love the O people!

SH Sue said...

WOW - Love the aliens, love the color, love the whole darn block. Great job!

Judy S. said...

How fun! Lucky Janet.