I do like to play with scale on occasion, especially for this diorama, but I really wanted to keep the bird theme throughout and only have a few woodland creatures peering from behind parts of the scene.Read More
This was exciting to see. I entered a couple of my pieces into the beautiful bizarre art prize this year, and although I have no idea if I am even in with a chance, just to be seen by this organisation is a real honour in itself.
One of the pieces I entered was my most recent needle felt raven sculpture as you have seen on here before, but thought I would show you the one that has been observed and added to their page .Read More
I’m absolutely chuffed to bits with my new miniature hat stand, it was made for me as a bit of a surprise really and a welcome one at that!
Its very easy to loose or damage your work when your art space gets more and more crowded whilst woking on a new project, but this will definitely keep my future hats nice and safe and looks beautiful too
It has made me want to create a bit of a hat display now though I cant lie and will do this in the coming months, maybe just for me but possibly to sell them in box frames or something similar later .Read More
The needle felt goldfinch. This is one technique I use whilst planning the composition and scale of the piece, but as with the feet, I use different approaches for each individual bird/animal.
I use sketches as seen in the image to check the overall size that I will need which in turn helps me scale and see loosely how the overall look will be.Read More
I am often asked how I make the feet on some of my birds, but they really are all different, as is the approach. Regardless I find them all to be one of the most relaxing parts as they are such a methodological jigsaw and equally completely change the dynamic of the animal/sculpture.Read More
A quick hello with a little update for you.
This next needle felted/mixed media project is going to depict the two eurasian wrens that will be taking charge of the funeral carriage/service, this will be holding a little coffin inside too for the sparrow but, it’s quite bespoke really, so will enjoy making this.Read More
This is a question often asked and there have been many times that I have wanted to document it, but now seems to be that time, so for anyone who wishes to know more, then please continue to read.Read More