Monday, January 31, 2011
I made a bouquet of felted flowers and took it to church. I had a great time making them. Some are nuno felted, some needle felted and one is wet felted. I put them in a vase and really didn't like the way they looked. I checked out different flower arrangements and really like one that display on some driftwood so I decided to search the woods for the perfect natural log.
The first park I went to was Tom Pierce park on the Rogue River. I like it during the winter because the large back half is usually deserted and the dogs can run around. To my surprise I found the log I needed. It's very rustic and has holes already in it for the flowers. I think it looks fantastic!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
It has been quite a while since I've written anything. My sadness at leaving Alaska lasted a long time. We both were pretty unhappy living in Montana, and finally moved to Grants Pass Oregon in August. We love it here! The weather is mild, the mountains, forests and rivers are grand and they have a great artist community.
I have discovered felting and have fallen in love with it. Nuno, wet and needle felting are such a great hands-on art form for me. Some of my items are for sale on my Etsy site http://www.myphotoart.etsy.com/. I will also start selling at the Parkway Village Arts & Crafts Faire which is held every Saturday from 10am - 3pm. If you are in the area, stop on by and say hi.
Here are photos of a few creations. I will add some shots of Spencer creek in a day or so - we went on a hike there yesterday - it is near Murphy Oregon.
My first nuno felt purse! I just love it! It is fine merino wool fused into unbleached muslin. It has the symbols for unconditional forgiveness on the front, an inside pocket and a nice long strap made of wet felted and braided wool. Mmmmmmm!
I call this scarf Rainbow Connection. It is colorful wool rainbows cascading across the sheer poly silk fabric. It is warm, lightweight, super soft and very vibrant!
This is one of the first scarves I made. It has wool flowers and stems fused into the poly silk scarf. It sold 2 days after posting to a local lady!
I fused hearts cut from old silk clothes into the surface of soft merino wool. It is embellished with silk fibers. I call it Hearts O' Plenty :)