The title refers to the title of a book I have just read by Peter Godwin about life in Zimbabwe in the recent past (harrowing). It is what the indigenous people say when there is a solar eclipse - a crocodile has eaten the sun! I love that.
So my piece is an elephant which is my sewing machine with the LCD screen (and me!), knobs, thread, rotary cutter AND the crocodile eating the sun!
It is a wholecloth, painted and machine quilted. I used a black laundry marker to draw the outline, then quilted the sandwich in those lines. I have used Inktense pencils and blocks, ordinary artist's acrylic paints, Fabrico markers, Koh-I-Nohr paints and ink pad (to stamp) - and NO water. It was all done with Aloe Vera gel and I didn't have a single bleed of colour anywhere. I thoroughly recommend this idea.
This is the work of Andriacci that inspired my piece. Thanks, Rosemary.