So as evidence to show that I have been truly busy I am going to share a quick photo tour of what I have been doing art wise. Of course there has also been family stuff, house stuff, the garden, taking care of all the PR for our gallery- Artful Dimensions. BTW we would love it if you would check out the gallery on FB and "Friend us" if you are so inclined!! Here is the link.
As many of you know I have been experimenting with felting and combining harvested silk gauze and wool roving to make unique wraps of wearable art. Here are a few of my latest creations!!
( Click on any picture to enlarge.)This is my latest piece. I am calling this wrap Peaches and Cream. I put it all together using ultra soft merino top roving , silk fibers, and some Rusty Nail Angelina fibers sprinkled in for a bit of sparkle.
As part of the felting process I have added in clusters of silk flower "blossoms", made from some of the fabric and rolled and attached solely through the magic of the wool fibers.
I have finished a new free form beaded collage bracelet as a commission for a good friend who owns a wonderful knitting shop on Cape Cod. ( If any of you vacation on the Cape and are out on the Outer Cape- Orleans area- plan on stopping by and checking out the wonderful offerings of yarn and great hospitality at A Stitch In Thyme.)
She should have received the bracelet by now and I hope that she likes it!!
Here are some other felting projects that are on their way to becoming pillows. Each will have a flange around the outside- kind of like a ruffle but NOT ruffled, so as not to loose the wonderful organic edge of each piece.
This purple piece is on it's way to becoming a very special pillow for a special friend. The others will become part of my first ever Featured Artist Show to be held during the month of September at Artful Dimensions.
I made this quick little bracelet for a special visitor who will be coming very soon!!! This specific pattern is called Tapestry and was created by the amazing Carol Cavanaugh of Beads On Parade a wonderful bead store in Fredericksburg, VA. The pattern calls for using two different colors in several sizes of beads but, as you can see, I modified it just a bit!!
Sally Mayvor. I discovered Sally's wonderful work from a listing on Pinterest. I have since learned that she lives on Cape Cod- where I used to live and where I still have family. She is a very gifted artist and shares all of her techniques. If you are at all interested in crafting your won fairies with very simple supplies check out her book Felted Wee Folk.
This is our sample of a troll for those who do not wish to create fairies.
A better shot f Mr. Troll with his bones and his fish bone stool. I\did his dreads ( hair do) with brown wool roving and twisted it quite a bit to get the right look.
We have had quite a few adults inquire about the camp and we have decided to offer some classes for adults as well. We had a nice write up in the local paper last week about our classes so hopefully folks will really follow through and sign up!!
So as you can see I have been working very hard and I will try more diligently to keep you up to date on my creative projects in a more timely manner! I hope that wherever you are the cicadas are not driving you nuts, the tornadoes have avoided you and you can find cool or warm place to create beautiful works of art of whatever type you choose!! ART ON!!!