Some of you are aware that I adore working with wool. I really love it. And, I seem to be enchanted by smallness. The scale of my art is almost always tiny, anything over 8 inches is very rare.
Lately, I have been itching to get back into needle punch. All those thousands of teeny tiny loops are sooo me! I have also been hand dyeing wool without any special projects in mind because I enjoy the process.
Well, my stash was over-flowing with so many wonderful supplies that I finally got back into using them instead of just admiring them. (some you will know what I mean about that!)
I got busy needle punching, embroidering, stitching and engineering it all into this teeny tiny barn & farm. There are sheep grazing, chickens scratching, crops growing in rows, a flag on the back of the barn, a picket fence -- so many details. It was a lot of creative fun.
I'm already planning the next wool and needle punch project.
I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays! I just couldn't get too far away from my Halloween-inspired art! LOL! This little ACEO is currently listed on eBay until Dec 30th. Click here to view all the details.
I rarely repeat any of my creations, but a few years ago I sculpted the first Tucker, the tuckered-out angel, and felt it was time to create another. Just gazing at him is so calming. He makes me want to take a wee nap.
I will be listing this little guy on eBay right after Thanksgiving.
I have been MIA for a while, that's true. For some time now I have known that I needed to work on my studio. I am blessed to have a large space where I can create, but after a couple of years it had gotten too cluttered and messy. So, this early Spring I decided that I would re-create the studio space into a fun & organized place.
I am happy to say that I have accomplished 85% of what I wanted so far. Of course, as the space came together I was itching to get back to creating art and it wasn't too long before I just couldn't stop myself. So, I have a little more to finish, but one of the best things added to my studio is this picture rail! My hubby made it out of some beautiful light colored wood. I had planned on painting it up (of course!) but the wood is so nice I just couldn't cover it. I just painted up the supports and made some knob medallions to customize & personalize it. I love seeing this wall with my Halloween art collection. It is the first wall you see when entering the studio. Perfect welcome!! Some of the pieces are mine and most are from other Halloween artists.
Oh, and yes!... that is a group of tutu crinolines hanging in the middle. I so rarely wear them anymore anyway!
I have been spending the Winter hand dyeing and felting wool. I love to work with wool -- it dyes the most beautiful colors and sews like a dream. I have been creating pin cushions. Some with Halloween themes, of course, but lately they are definitely sweeter.
This one is called "Pond". It is made of hand dyed wool, a handmade dragonfly, and lots of embroidered bugs. It is currently on eBay until Sunday, March 27th. If you are interested in my auction, please click here. I would LOVE to have you visit.
I am sooo ready for Spring! Winter doesn't seem to want to end here in my mountain valley. We have had snow this week and more forecast, but I saw a buttercup on one of the slopes 3 days ago! This gives me hope and fills me with joy!
Welcome. I'm pleased you've stopped by my blog. Here I hope to share some thoughts about trying to live an artistic life, complete with pictures. Most days, I spend hours in my art studio by happy choice. Some days I actually get something sculpted, painted, finished... most days I have little to show. Those days, the "work" was completely all in my mind. I enjoy both kinds of days. If you are creative, you know what I mean.