Needle felting, nuno and wet felting.(Click on pictures for more detail and feel free to leave comments, suggestions or questions .)
Friday, October 14, 2011
Needle sculpted sounds better then needle felted...more critters
I know my health issues have limited my blogging but it hasn't discouraged me from felting animals . Since last I blogged, I have created 4 more large critters and three small ones . I also worked on several old sculptures and made minor improvements though I doubt the changes would be noticeable to the casual observer . The above critter is mostly merino blends with some corn fiber fluff on the tail, chest and ears .
As usual, my cat Balhoo decided to get in on the photo shoot . He really is an attention hog .
I also finally bought a white back ground for taking pictures....to block out the distracting clutter of my apartment and hopefully make more professional pictures for listing on Etsy . It turned out to be to big for the table I used today but hopefully I can get a bigger table cleared off soon .
Most of my animals this past month have had similar wool and coloring but each is a bit different in shape and have unique personalities and expressions . Unfortunately, my "facial expression vocabulary" is still a bit on the dark side . Some where between "homocidal lunatic" to "snarky know it all" and "oops, missed my Prozac" . I have an uncomfortable theory that these may actually be the same expressions that people see on my own face...and probably why I repel people .
Instead of using a chicken egg for size reference, I am using one of my own felted eggs .
Although this guy is the "snarky" one, he is also my favorite .
The last three are many little critters....about 3-4" .
The new cat arm chair is still very popular . When they aren't fighting over who gets to use it. they occasionally manage to share . While having a black cat and a white cat may make picking a clothing color that hides cat hair impossible, it does add a nice "yin and yang" balance to the decor .
I'm going for a sleep apnea test next week, to rule out (or in), one possible cause of my current narcoleptic existence . In the mean time....