Sunday, October 26, 2008

Felting Fun!

I was browsing Etsy the other day and discovered the funky felter. I just love this artists creations. The use of color and imagination is so fun. She also has a great blog if you enjoy following the felting world.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Snow Farm Felting Weekend

This was a fun three day felting workshop with renowned artist Lesley Hansard at Snow Farm in western Massachusetts in the foothills of the Berkshires. There were so many fabulous moments and fun activities!

The beginning stages of my felted hat creation!

The final piece!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Dreams of an Artist Retreat!

I can hardly wait for this weekend. I'm spending three days at one of my favorite artist retreats snow farm out in Western Massachusetts. For the second time this year I'll be retracing my footsteps from my younger days, when I went to camp here!

Here's what I'll be doing :O)

Let your imagination go wild! Play and design with wool and color in this hand-feltmaking workshop. You will be introduced to the ancient technique of felting by creating personal one-of-a-kind pieces out of fine merino wool. Lesley will teach you fundaments in feltmaking and several hat making techniques such as: “around the ball” and “with a resist”. You will learn how to lie out, felt and block unique hats, handbags, scarves or wall hangings and how to decorate them.

A Little Bird Told Me!

I've been wanting to get some wall decals for the house. So I checked out etsy to see if there were any artist who could offer me what I was looking for. I was delighted to find many fabulous designers offering creative wall art. I ended up settling with the cutest birds from Elephannie!

Spencer's Fabulous Idea!

A few months ago, we decided to get rid of the carpet and have the floors refinished. That of course left us with the issue of what to do with the stairs. Should we paint them white, paint a solid color, should we carpet them with something fun from Susan Sargent. Then one day my husband suggested I paint a mural. I had painted murals before. In fact I painted a mural at one of the hospitals in Providence, RI. So I gave it a try. I bought some Susan Sargent paints and went to work. What fun it was :O)