Newest Merit Badges on Display at the Warneford

Thanks to Carolyn Guillot, I have my first art exhibit in Oxford, albeit very informal. Six of my series of “pressure point” merit badges will be on display at a group show in the Psychiatry Department’s Common Room, Warneford Hospital, through mid-June.

The images are framed in two’s:

Migraine Pain and Frown Lines:

Migraine and Frown Lines

Ovaries and Brain:

Ovaries and Brain

Brain (different view) and Intestines:

Brain and Intestines

Menopausal symptoms, such as depression, migraines and IBS, are caused by hormonal changes that interact with the brain and other organs in the body. This is just a representative example, or my “favorites.” I haven’t stitched a TMJ or hypothyroidism patch yet, or a host of other related conditions, but there are so many possibilities. I love browsing the health and beauty web sites, and always look for pamphlets in doctors’ offices to add to my research files. I have way more material than I can stitch, and there are other subjects I’m just as interested in, but I do find medical conditions fascinating.


6 Responses to “Newest Merit Badges on Display at the Warneford”

  1. chickenbetty Says:

    Those are incrdible. Congrats on the exhibit!

  2. neki rivera Says:

    those badges should be shown on national t.v as part of a campaign!
    love them
    congratulations on your show and thanks for stopping by my blog

    neki desu

  3. susie f Says:

    i absolutely love the whole merit badge campaign. why don’t you sell them? i would love to proudly wear my badges on a nice homemade bag, or give them as gifts to my mother, or save them for my future daughter and give them one at each stage of their lives. i wish my mom had given me a merit badge when i got my period! anyway, if you decide to sell them, i’ll be the first in line to buy.

    p.s., i love your other works as well!

  4. animary Says:

    Thanks! I would like to find a way to increase the distribution of the merit badges without losing the handmade appearance. I’ll have to ask my sales and marketing team to come up with a solution 😉

    I do commissions at a very reasonable price for original art, but the “per inch” rate is quite high. Maybe the solution will be publishing some designs so that others can try their hand at stitching their own?

  5. susie f Says:

    that’s a great idea! and i’m sure i’m not the only one interested in learning how to make them myself.

  6. sandrar Says:

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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