Giraffe Wabi-Sabi

Made by Isis Vandelannote

This giraffe is part of a larger “Africa” decoration project that I wanted to do. She/he’s about 63 inches tall, which makes her/him a premature baby-giraffe. 🙂 The head is very similar to Jonni’s giraffe head. I did not use the pattern, but it certainly was my go-to inspiration source. It’s called Wabi-Sabi because it has a hundred little faults in it (ears are not a 100% correctly placed, the head is not shaped a 100% correctly…), but like the Japanese art-ideology “Wabi-Sabi”, it’s the imperfections that makes it perfect, right? At least it puts my mind at ease. After taking a closer look at photographs, it turns out that the combination of patterns and the color of the spots makes it something between a rothschild giraffe and a reticulated giraffe. It’s not supposed to stay outside, but the grass makes it look like a more “natural” habitat. Enjoy!

Giraffe Close-Up
Giraffe Close-Up
Giraffe Front
Giraffe Front

9 thoughts on “Giraffe Wabi-Sabi”

  1. Imperfections??? Really where, I didnt notice any at all. I LOVE IT!!! I want to make one and other things. I been following you for years and just love your stuff. You do such a fanastic job. I have never done it before. It sure looks like fun though! Great job Isis, I just love her.

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  2. I’m almost finished my giraffe from Joni’s pattern. Waiting on the paints to arrive. Your giraffe is beautiful.

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    • Thanks Vicki. Good luck with your giraffe. I’m sure it will turn out beautifully! I love the shapes of Joni’s pattern (But I was being stubborn and really wanted to give it a try myself without pattern – can’t help it)

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    • Thanks Eileen! I was actually very nervous to start painting her (yes we have decided that it’s a her 🙂 ), because I have not done many paint jobs before, and did not want to ruin her. But it turned out nice. 🙂

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  3. I love this giraffe, in the grass and all. The “imperfections” are what we do, and it’s cute without any excuses. I love your creations.

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