Thursday, January 14, 2016

Testing the waters

The holidays always present an opportunity to work with customers to create something personal. This past December was no exception. I mostly had requests for needle felted characters that I already have made, and one with a little tweak (a sweet little pig with angel wings). And then, I received a request for a giant squid with posable tentacles. As I have a small fear of octopus and squid (thank you Popeye, the movie of the 1980s with Robin Williams), this made it a challenge to be able to look at photos for reference. Also, I had never made a posable figurine before, and was unsure that I would be able to make a figurine with an inner build that would stay in place. Fortunately, after a couple of hours of combing the internet for photos of squid, only one attempt of making an armature, and many hours of felting I ended up with this guy. I am very happy with the results, and think he’s pretty cute. However, I’m still not sure I’ll be hanging out around these guys during my next visit to the Aquarium!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Ringing in 2016




2016!

Hello there and Happy New Year! January is a time of new beginnings, so what better way to celebrate than by starting a blog? I plan to use this space to share my artwork, the things that inspire me, and maybe even include some how to's. And if you are reading this, thank you! Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and for taking an interest in what I do. I hope that you enjoy what you see and come back for a visit!