Sunday, September 30, 2012

my latest finished Needle Feltings

There really isn't much I can say about these two needle feltings but that "I love what I do" meet "Rrelaxing with Friend's and "Market Day" although I say this ,actually there is a lot I could say about what I do.

Needle felting in the beginning can or could be discouraging ,I now know what to expect, your poking along and see nothing and then behold it all comes together, like any sculpture as it turns into what it is meant to be all of a sudden you see it. The character comes out from a simple hand full of raw wool. If I had a video camera I would share with you how the magic happens,but sadly I do not.I am finishing up another character that I started just the other day after leaving the Astor Theatre from helping to paint the set for the next upcoming play "Boe Boe" which should be just as wonderful as all of the plays that come from that great stage and building.
Back to needle felting, I am always on the look out for interesting props for my future feltings. This bike turned out to be a great prop and I have had some other fantastic props in the past and have a few here to be done before this Christmas season. I do commissions  of your favorite pets or persons as well hand painted cushion floor mats, so if anyone has an idea for a special gift this Santa season ,don't wait to long, I would be happy to consider making that special gift for you . I have some needle felted dogs on hand and am working on Needle felted hanging Santa's and Snowmen as well.
Never idle hands here, when I am so lucky to create in  mediums I love, I don't know what I would do if I couldn't wake in the morning without a plan to work on something I enjoy doing. Then again when it comes time to shingle our barn roof, I then will have to tell myself to look forward to a day or so of that wonderful work ahead of us, I am trying to convince myself to look forward to a finished weather proof roof :-).
Stay tuned for more photos in the next few days.

Friday, September 14, 2012

You never know until it's gone!!

My goodness ,I have been so busy ,getting a lot of outside work done we have painted the house, had a new oil tank put in and the list goes on with the weather being a tad cooler. Also because I have been having computer problems and she my dear source of information and connecting with the outside world has been in the shop or maybe I should say in and out of the shop for at least the past 3 or more weeks. Like the title of this post says, "you never know until it's gone" just how much one uses and misses this technology stuff. We have a cell phone but never use it and we don't text but I am hooked to my computer. So ,what did we do before all this? Yes I know now, we got a lot of work done when we got off the phone that was tethered to the wall,most times in the kitchen, or the little pink princess phone my darling Mom had on her bedside stand. Today is a beautiful day so my writings will be brief for now, I should be needle felting, in fact I must needle felt, I have a few wonderful props for some interesting works to be completed before Christmas, I will tell you one sculpture will be with a homemade spinning wheel  ,as well I have a few other interesting props that I am excited to get to work on. Many ideas .just need to make the time.
Everyone is back to school and work and so much is happening. I have been busy getting all my art Students situated and geared up for the days and times that work for them for the school year.
We are heading to Queens  Manor again on Oct. 22 for a bit of drumming and hopefully I will find some interesting music for the residents to play along with, songs that they remember and may put a jump in their steps and minds. It feels so nice doing this , giving them what ever energy we can muster up,sometimes I feel like I am their age, but we need to keep going and we will, no excuses for stopping, not when there is work to be done and laughs to be had.
Monday is our 32nd wedding anniversary and we have been together since 1978, I believe we will stay together ,at this age we don't like change and well ,I have my Chucky trained just the way I like him and he me, the same. Actually we laugh at each other all the time and that can be a good thing. No one else would put up with us ,I am sure of that. We will celebrate our anniversary with delicious Rubin Sandwiches, no fancy restraints for us, we may light a candle and eat under our Pergola. Oh and maybe a desert...yum!!!we need nothing that we don't already have. Our friends are having their wedding anniversary today and asked if we could exchange paintings with him ,so I have another  beautiful William Hays painting and he is presenting his lovely wife Patricia with one of my paintings today, I love these trades, bartering is a good thing.
So stay tuned for my soon to be latest needle felting ,now that I have said that ,I will leave you here and get some work done so that this afternoon I can needle felt or maybe drum....Hmmmmm!!! decisions to be made, but outside work first. Enjoy this perfect weather, my favorite time of year.