Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I have finished my Shepherdess fiber painting. I loved making it. My picture was inspired by a photo of a Baluch herder child. You can see the original image in the above photos. The Baluch nomads have been herders for centuries, because of my love of wool I thought this image was very fitting to be made with wools. This fiber painting is made solely from loose wool fibers and silk fibers. I needle felt them onto a felt base which was wet felted. If you are new to the world of felt please google Needle felt or wet felt. It is one of the most pleasurable art mediums I have ever worked with. I am now in search of the next picture that will inspire creativity in me.
In the meantime I'm working on cars this week. That's my hand taking a bolt out from the tracks of a seat :)
I do upholstery for my living. So although it seems like I'm always home having a good time, I am always home.. just working my bootie off in the garage.
On another note, despite it being January and frosty every night, the days have been incredibly warm. My garden was singing out to me. So I weeded, and worked on the rows. The radishes, carrots and onions are quite happy. I wish I had planted more winter veggies last fall. If I had the fore site to do so I could be growing Kale, cabbage and other greens.
Oh well , there is always next year.