Sunday, August 29, 2010

Needle felt weirdness with Mill End fiber

Uhmmm, I think this guy looks a bit .....creepy? I hate to say that because it's like admitting one of your kids looks like a troll . I'm always trying different shapes in face and bodies and like the diversity but they certainly don;t always look "cute " . Hopefully there are some parents who would be thrilled if their kids were trollish and will want to give this guy a home .
He has a bit of merino and silk in pink areas but is 95% Mill Ends that I really enjoyed felting with . Not sure of the fiber type but perhaps"colonial" and about 27 micron ? The up-side of the Mill Ends is that they are much less expensive then the hand dyed merino I had been working with and that makes me feel less guilty about making these larger sculptures . This one is about 8" . I'm still trying to figure out how to make something that is affordable as many of my med-large sculptures take over 20 hours and have about $30. in wool in them . Who can afford such a non-necessity in this economy ?

Really struggling this week about guilt of all the money I spend on wool and my inability to market myself to make back the money I'm spending . Know of any good art agents ?
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  1. I actually like him, LOL. Yes he's a bit um...unique looking, but that's what makes him cool (in my opinion).

  2. I think he's funny, which for me is a positive thing.

    I think the 'problem', if there can be said to be one, is the pinkness of that central area on his face. It looks just a teensy bit like the hind end my cat, if you take my drift.

    (okay, now I'm laughing harder, and I do hope that I haven't hurt your feelings - it's not intended that way, honest!! I just have a twisted sense of humor...)

  3. Oh, no problem Eileen, I most certainly see some sphincter- ness in his snout . The amazing thing to me is that there are animals in real life who look even weirder then him . I've seen some very strange creatures on "Zoo Borns" that I don't think anyone would believe were real if I felted them .



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