Friday, September 18, 2009

Gallery Shots

The Gallery Show at Tome Gallery in Los Lunas opened last Friday and I am finally getting some Gallery shots with some of the other work that is also on display there. Here are two of my purses - Hanging behind is the beautiful woven and sewn vest by my friend Mary of Four Pines Alpacas (she has a website and does some beautiful work!!!!)
Here are the scarves and the other purses by Deb Schwirtz who does a lot of other things: Felting, Nuno Felting, Cobweb Felting, Dichroic Glass, and weaving along with her Hubby Greg.

Here is my Lizard gourd and just to the left are some awesome purses by Jo Phillips - above the purses are her artwork - these are all felt but they look like watercolors!

Here are the felt pictures next to Tony's unusual handwoven scarf and purse - the scarf is woven with feather from her Sebastopol Geese who look like their feathers curl.

here is the rug and pillow and above it are felted critters and people by Greg, Pat Poole and the Scarf and purse by Tony as well as a lot of beautiful yarns created by
the Dows. The show ends this coming Sunday. I hope the artists have lots of sales and things go well for the gallery! Thank you Greg and Deb for inviting me to attend this show! I' m honored to be in a gallery show with the pool of incredible artists that are there also!!!!


Friday, September 11, 2009

More Gallery Items.

Wow, this looks like a riot of color on the computer. This is a short scarf with matching pin - silk Chiffon Nuno Felted with Merino and Mohair which adds crimp and shine to the scarf. I tried to do a lot of fall colors so wine, orange, dark green and gold.
I LOVE this piece. IF it doesn't sell it is going up in my house. I think this is by far one of my favorites. I used a black fleece and added the cool combo color
roving to it and felted away getting this very nebulous (it actually reminds me of some of the photos the hubble has sent back from deep space) cloud of color on the dark background then the gourd piece is lightly sanded, woodburned and colored. I NEED MORE SHADOW BOX frames!!!!
a funky cool pin made from sculpey and felt.

Another one.

This is a dark brown Nuno Felted scarf with swirls of pastel colors.
The ends (not show here) are beaded with two rows of seed beads in a rainbow matte of blue/purple and rosy pink. I will be taking this load of stuff to the gallery a little later today for the show. NOW it is time to get busy for the Christmas show season making soaps and MORE scarves. We will also be working on the products pages of our website soon so you can check there often for items for sale. or feel free to email me
if there is something you want or would like to order something similar if an item is sold.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

More Finished Projects.

Nothing like deadlines to make you finish a bunch of projects.
I forgot that I had this purse partly done so I felted a flap and made a button for it. and it's done!

I still needed to finish two gourd trophies for the State Fair Goat Show so here are the two Reserve Champion gourds. This is the Senior Reserve Champion and below is the Junion Reserve Champion. I did a lot of felting yesterday and was able to incorporate the felting into the gourds.

I think this one is my all time favorite.

Sorry, this is a little hard to see but I had to tilt the camara to avoid glare - This is a petroglyph goat on a felted background in a frame with a piece of turquoise and a feather. It really does look pretty cool - in person. Well, I need to go felt a few more scarves.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Nobody Told Me....

AAAAAAH - No one told me how much fun wet felting was. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I am having more fun than you can shake a stick at - Okay so this morning I woke up and the felting bug bit me hard. I wet felted all morning (and let the munchkins sleep in!) I had made these cool horses out of super sculpey (way easy and way cute!) and then put them on the felted background and framed them in shadow box frames and VOILA! This one is titled Spirit Horse - I have another one waitng for the felted background to dry and then I have two other felted backgrounds that go with Spirit Bear and Lizard. Once they are all done I'll post more but I was so PSYCHED I had to get one up. I also have a felted purse that is being worked on. I get more and more excited about this show the closer it gets. I still have several more felted scarves to finish up and of course the pictures and purses. I will try to take pics at the show too once everything is up and ready!!!!! BACK to felting I go!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Gourd - Lounge Lizards

Okay - I finished another piece for the show this coming friday and finished beading another scarf - Lollipops! Here is the piece that I put aside nearly a year ago and worked furiously to finish up in time for the show. It is called LOUNGE LIZARDS and has 4 needle felted lizards on the gourd. I LOVE THE LIZARDS. They are to cute and they really all have their own personality. So this piece got me really fired up to do a lot more things......MORE to come later. This was so much fun! I have ideas for about 3 more floating in my head but first I need to bead some more scarves, felt and bead a few more AND finish another 4 pieces of felted art for the show. Busy, Busy, Busy!!!!! If I'd had half a brain in my head I would have had my friend Jeannie send back my felted hats and ski bands from Colorado but I guess I didn't think of it so she'll just have to keep them for her shows up there this year. I hope they sell. I had planned to get a lot more stuff done but it did not happen.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

3 Lazy Lizards

Here is the trio of lazy lizards I am needle felting. they are going to be attached to a large gourd (there will be more lizards as well!) I"m loving these little guys, they all have their own personality and face. AWWWWWW. ) I will take a picture of the finished piece after it is put together....this felting is too much fun!!!!
So if anyone is wondering - The Fiber Arts show runs from Sept. 11 to Sept 20 at Tome Gallery in Los Lunas. Please come see the show if you are able. I have my felting, nuno felting, and Lockerhooking there. This should be fun and the artists' reception is Sunday Sept. 13, 2009 from 2-4 - snacks and drinks provided.
Thanks Deb an Greg S. for inviting me!!!!

Busy at Fiber Phanatic!

As you can tell from the pictures I've mostly been in my cave (aka living room) creating like crazy but haven't posted in a while. I was asked to do 4 trophies for the upcoming State Fair Goat Show (donation) so here are the two finished (sans clear coat to protect gourd). I do NOT like how the river turned out using stain so I'm trying to figure out how to fix it. These gourds are carved with Faux stone inlayed and woodburned wording and the goats are woodburned except the inlay.
This is a finished scarf which should be famous now since it hit the Valencia County News-Bulliten Caliente! section which features local artists, musicians, and other interesting stories from in and around the County. I was invited to be in the Never Felt Better Fiber show at Tome Gallery which opens next Friday (now you know why I'm in my cave creating like crazy!!!!) which is featuring Felt Fiber artist from Valencia County. This Nuno Felted scarf is shades of green/yellow and a teal with beautiful beadwork on the ends - I call it Avonlea
Another Nuno Felted Scarf for the show - still needs to be beaded.
This one is called Lollipop

And beading. I wanted to make beaded bracelets for my friend Linda and her two girls to thank them for all the help they gave me during Alyssa's treatments, and for organizing fundraisers and meals for us during her hospitalizations etc. I finished one a long time ago and here are the other two. This one is a turquoise blue with black swarovski crystals at either end. I love the way this one turned out. I sold one just like it recently to a gal in New Hampshire! I think that's the farthest my work has gone.

This is a new pattern I found in the recent issue of Bead and Button and boy does it make a pretty netted cuff. I wish the picture could show the beads upclose! They are a rainbow metallic seed bead that is in triangles and makes almost a wagon wheel pattern. Then I used two Czech firepolish beads in a rosey gold color that matches great!
And that's not all folks.......More to come!