a chest full of needlefelted creations, paintings and ramblings
Your water sprite is amazing Charlotte....loved the webbed feet and hands...Hope you've enjoyed your weekend,Claire :}
Thanks Claire; am having 5 mins internet browsing and music as a reward for cutting our (rather long) privet hedge. Having a nice week of good weather, although it is not set to last. Also really enjoying the Olympics.I hope your weekend is not too chilly and full of fun.C xxx
Well worth the wait I'd say! Absolutely lovely.
Thank you for the kind words. I hope the wolf has not got to your hat yet.
i love the webbed hands and feet!i love the posture you have the sprite in!quite wonderful to see this piece come to life.
Thanks, I hope the finished piece sits like that, however I haven't decided how to attach the arms and legs yet. He needs painting in pieces before the final finish.
Inspired! Are you using a fabric-stuffed body? It reminds me of the old-fashioned dolls which only seem to inhabit museums now.
yes, it is calico stuffed quite hard. The cloth is then layered with gesso, followed by sanding, then again with paint and sanding then again with paint and a final sand and rub. Gillian Lee Smith taught me the technique at a workshop and I gather that Jo (Horse before the Cart) uses the same technique for her and Dylan's pieces. My only worry is the head, this is air dry clay and I have never used it before. I have had to use a glue to bond the head and neck as it was too thick to drill safely for attachment. However as he is going to be a mounted sculpture/art doll he shouldn't be subject to too much movement!
Beautiful! Your work is so amazing. Also well said on your comment on the blog "http://windling.typepad.com" :) Ruth
Thank you Ruth.I thing Terri hit a nerve for so many of us yesterday. It is a subject dear to my heart and often I despair of the wilfulness ignorance paid to the world around us by those who only want to make money.
Oh he is coming on wonderfully, you are so very talented, I have missed checking out what you have been up to and creating, will get back into watching and reading with interest.
Lovely to hear from you. Thank you for the generous comments. I hope you are getting on ok.