Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Good Morning,
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.


  1. Hey cytel, Your art is amazing! The latest is perfect. I have been a fan of yours for a while now and was recently added to your contacts on flickr as hook_and_poke. After humbly posting some of my work I decided to take it down and renew. I am now posting under this new name and would love to continue visitinig for the wonderful work you share. Keep this amazing work coming. A true fan, Tammy

  2. Hi Tammy, Thank you for your compliment. I'll have to locate you over there on Flickr and add you as a contact agian :)

    It is so gratifing to know my art is loved, I will definiatly continue with it.

    I have to say Im new to Blogging, and I forgot I even had it for the last few days...

    I think I'll post new photos of new ideas this weekend, when I have more time.

    Thanks for visiting my Blog. Cytel