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Saturday, 29 June 2013

My latest felt painting

I've just finished this latest felt. When we were travelling through Wales I saw a string of cottages draped around a hill. They reminded me of beads on a necklace and I just had to capture the scene in felt! To make the cottages I first made a semi felt as straight lines are difficult to achieve.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Poppy artwork sold already

Well, yesterday's 13 hours of work paid off. The picture was sold when I woke up this morning! Taking things a little slower today.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

poppy field felt finished!

After working a 13 hour day I finally finished the felt which is my interpretation of the photo I posted yesterday. I added a few mad angles to the fields for fun. After all we have to use all of that geometry we learned at school for something.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Inspiration where you least expect it.

At the weekend I went to England to visit family. Had a wonderful time and whilst out walking saw this field
The yellow area is a plant grown for it's oil and the red area is a sea of poppies. I had to take a 'photo as it is a fantastic subject for a felt with the rolling hills in the background and village tucked away in the dip. I thought I was having a weekend off! 
When I have made the felt I will show you. It won't  be exactly the same as the 'photo but will contain the key elements.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Quick amendment.

In my last post I gave you the blogs I have nominated for the next round of the Liebster award. Sorry but I gave you the wrong link to Beth's blog. This is the one who makes the wonderful fused glass objects. If you wanted to check her out this is the correct link.

Liebster award nominees

I've decided to pass the Liebster award on to these bloggers. Treat yourself and take a look at their blogs.
I'm choosing Anna because she finds such amazing , vintage products.
Shirley writes a very informative sewing blog
Beth creates amazing fused glass products.
Gloria is just plain fun!
Karen makes fantastic wall hangings and dyes wonderful colours on to fabric.

Here are my questions for them.

1) Who is your favourite artist?
2)Are you a morning early bird or night owl?
3)When did you first start writing your blog?
4)Who is your ideal man?
5)What is your worst habit?
6)What type of music do you like to listen to?
7)Favourite holiday destination?
8)Do you sell your creations and if so where?
9)Who is your biggest fan?
10)What is your favourite weather?
11)What is your favourite TV show?

Liebster Blog Award

I have been awarded the Liebster  blog award by Yvonne from The winter Moon blog. She is a fellow member of the etsy 'Heart of Wales' team. This is a fun award where a blogger nominates 5 other bloggers for the award who have less than 300 followers. The nominee must answer 11 questions and pass the award on to another 5 bloggers. Here are the questions I have been asked-
1 - What would be your dream job?
I already have my dream job. A fibre artist.
2 - If you could be a master at any art or craft, which would you choose?
Mmmm difficult. There are so many. Maybe  lino printing. I've not tried it since school but love the effects.
3 - What was the last book you read?
I've just finished 'Inspirations' by Deanne Fitzpatrick 
4 - Where would you go/what would you do on your perfect date?
Boat trip down the Nile.
5 - Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?
I love the rich colours of Autumn.
6 - Do you have a favourite movie?  When did you watch it last?
Not really a favourite but I did like 'Close Encounters of the 3rd kind' I haven't watched it for about 10 years.
7 - If you could have a superpower, which would you choose and why?
 Time travel.It would be so interesting to see how people really lived.
8 - Food - Sweet or savoury?
9 - Beverages - Tea, Coffee or Hot Chocolate?
10 - If you could meet an actor (deceased or not) who would you choose to meet?
Sean Connery.
11 - Authors - Stephen King or Katie Fforde? 
Stephen King.
I am now off to choose which bloggers I will pass this award on to and will let you know later.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

new felt paintings

In my last post I showed you a photo of buttercups. He is the felt I made in response to seeing all of those buttercups
In the last few days I went a little crazy and created this abstract waterfall picture. It has lots of silk fibres to make the sky and water shimmer.

Friday, 7 June 2013

buttercup felt

Last time I posted a picture of buttercups and warned you I could feel a wild
flower felt coming on. Well here it is.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013


I had to show you how lovely the butter cups are looking in the sunshine. I know they are classed by many as weeds but they are wild flowers.
Mmmmmm I think a wild flower felt is brewing. Probably with Buttercups in it!