Sunday, July 19, 2015

Needle Felt - Baby Octoling

Here is my first attempt at needle felting. Needle felting was something I always wanted to try. Having 0 experience with this craft, I had always felt intimidated by the super sharp needles. Part of me felt like what's the point I could just sew something up or make it out of clay. However it's actually pretty cool! I found it to be quite relaxing methodically jabbing a needle into soft fluffy stuff that would suddenly take form the more jabs it got. Although I do want to say that I stabbed my fingers at least twice making this little guy! With that said it's still a nice way to make tiny little critters! It's like sculpting with wool. I'll plan to keep trying it out now since I have an abundance of roving wool to use!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Watercolor #20 - Katey drops her ice cream

It's a hot summer day and Katey really wants to cool off with an ice cream. There's a really long line at the ice cream stand on the boardwalk. After waiting patiently she gets her favorite flavor, strawberry vanilla swirl. She anxiously licks the quickly melting ice cream as she walks back to the beach. Unfortunately before she can get too far the the giant scoop slides off the cone and falls onto her foot.

Doesn't that suck.

Here's to hot summery days, beaches, boardwalks and ice cream! Cheers!