A quiet place to relax and take a peek at some thoughts and images from my studio and farm. Hopefully you will find something to amuse you. Please leave a comment if it is worth your time.
Laughing Dog Arts
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Finished this piece last evening. Measures approximately 7 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches. It is pre felted using wet felting technique, then needle felted, adding additional colored roving for some of the flares.
I used half of a domino for this focal point. I sawed it in half and then colored it with alcohol inks to match the felting colors. I added a couple of extra touches with pens before I beaded it down but they mostly wiped off with all the handling so I had to reapply after I was finished. The alcohol inks themselves were not affected, just the marker pens, you can see them in black and silver in the above photo where they have been reapplied.
More beading and embroidery stitching. I absolutely love these colors!
I used some rayon fabric for the backing and pulled it around as a binding in the front before stitching it all down. This turned out as well as I could have hoped. Do you like it?
Today I have been listening to National Public Radio, a couple of programs. This American Life is always fun to hear, and the repeat of A Prairie Home Companion.
Yesterday it actually was sunny! and Warm!! It must have been at least 72. Today it is cloudy again but dry, about as dry as my writing. Hope you all had good weekends.