Here are a few of the photos from this current work-in-progress: wool, glass, sea-urchin spines! The piece is mostly finished, although I’m waiting on the fabric stiffener to set before taking any more photos. I wasn’t sure how to display this one, since it doesn’t have a true top or bottom. Luckily, I found a table-top display “hook” at a clearance sale for $3 that will do the trick.
I’m not sure what it is about felters, but they certainly tend to like seed pods, and I am no exception. Even as a youngster, I was fascinated by the shapes, textures, size and complexity of the seeds I could find in my own backyard. Even now, I have a pretty interesting array of seeds and seed pods in my studio, some found, some gifted and inherited from others. For me, the seed is epitome of latent energy and if you’ve read any of my blog posts, you know my energy is usually latent.
Seeds, by their nature, have to be carried away by wind, water, in the poop of birds and other seed eaters…all to find a place to grow. But what if a seed could transport itself to an ideal growing patch? What would it need? What would it look like?
Two pieces have emerged so far – Heliotropia and Hydrotropia. One carries its own sun, the other its own water. Next, a dirt carrier!
Yes, yes.. I know I owe you a real blog post. And I feel just awful about it. Really really. REALLY.
I made a little pact with myself to put new items on Etsy every Tuesday, because.. well… you can’t spell Tuesday without Etsy. I thought I was so freakin’ clever with that, too. Writing the descriptions has been less of a chore since deciding to go at it with the mindset of a mildly-crazed artist-child. Which, let’s face it, I am. Just not publicly. Until now. It’s quite liberating AND it stirs up some of my creative juices as well.
So, no, I don’t consider this a real post, but I do want to share the goodies with you.
Belly-ringed-two-legged-bottom-feeding nudibranch (Maximus Overkillus).
Wool, glass. 10.5″ x 6″ x 6″, 2012
I posted photos over on my Facebook page a few days ago and requested a new name for this creature. Snarflagopuss, Space Apaloosa and My Little Sea-Pony were my favorites.
This creature was the second piece I was working on with Andrea and I loaded it up with all the applications she taught me. Resists, inclusions, spikes, ponytail, legs and a lot of pre-felt work. Twice I thought it was done, and twice I kept myself honest. The piece needed more attention and I could not let my desire to be finished outweigh my desire to create a higher quality of work.
|Sit Up, Little Bottom Feeder.|
|Now Roll Over!|