Here's a second version. I've been adding stitching to this one, but I'm not entirely satisfied because there is very little contrast -- so the stitches fade into the background.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Here's what I'm working on now: I needle felted different red colored roving, along with some RIT-dyed batting to a base of craft felt. Then I added some orange roving and red/purple sari ribbons as accents. I am thinking about doing a similar piece in many different colors and incorporating them all together into a larger "quilt" later on. Or maybe not. It's just so much fun to play with the colors. Sometimes I think I try too hard to make my work "mean" something, when it should really be about being in the moment and enjoying the process.
Friday, January 28, 2011
I have been working on needle felting lately. I love the work of Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn andMaggie Grey and would love to take classes in their style of embroidery. It does seem to be a British thing, though. Sigh.
Here are some pieces I did over the summer. I'll post the one I'm working on now tomorrow if I can make some more progress!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I have decided that I am no longer going to be a lurker. I joined the Sketchbook Challenge this year, and the theme for January is "highly prized." One of the things I value most these days is the internet community. I am constantly amazed at the creativity of the people who share their lives and their art online. I am humbled by the generosity of these same people, who share their ideas, techniques and knowledge with all of us. I have been a consumer, and now resolve to give back, by participating in this incredible world of give and take.