Friday, April 16, 2010

Critterz...



Works in progress

Works finished!

Work in progress

Work finished!

Here are some projects from the past few days. The top critters are made from "spun cotton." Spun cotton ornaments were made many years ago by wrapping cotton over framework like wire or card board and then painting and embellishing. I have been trying to incorporate my drawings into figures, so this is one way to do it.

The gnome is made from felt. It was a pattern from a magazine back in the day when soft sculpture was often made with pantyhose. In the 80's, I made and sold lots of soft sculpture at shows and in galleries. Now all that stuff is "new" again. I enjoyed making the gnome and am loving working with felt.

Another week has flown by. You might wonder if I do anything else but makes arty things. Housework, errands, appointments, commissions, dolls, fill up my week as well as time with my husband, Yorkie, family events and all the other stuff we all do in the course of any week. Like everybody I know, I am wondering why times seems to go by so fast these days--though it takes me longer to accomplish stuff! What's with that?

enjoy the day...

and happy weekend!


6 comments:

In the Light of the Moon said...

Your critterz are so sweet and delicate.I also love using felt,it has such a cozy feel to it.I love your Gnome.Warmest Regards,Cat

Christine LeFever said...

I love spun cotton. You have done a marvelous job creating adorable ones.

Hugs,

Zwee!!!!!!!!!

April said...

I'm with you! The weeks are rushing by faster and faster. But I am amazed at everything you get done- you are a Tasmanian Devil of creativity and accomplishment! Everything you make is my favorite thing! I love the spun characters in the window..how I would LOVE to visit your home!

Dulce said...

This beautiful craftwork must be really gratifying... it's to me as I look at it...

Mrs. Staggs said...

What a good idea, to make your drawings into standing figures. You have been very busy.

My friend Liisa and I often talk about the things that we used to make, that we now see being made again. It's interesting to us to see how the past influences so many people too.

Happy weekend to you Helen!

AngelMc said...

They are so very charming. Are the gnome and Edie friends? Oh and does he have a name? He looks like his name should be Bleewinkle...