Nature — the Gentlest Mother is,
Impatient of no Child —
The feeblest — or the waywardest —
Her Admonition mild —
In Forest — and the Hill —
How fair Her Conversation —
Her Voice among the Aisles
When all the Children sleep —
With infinite Affection —
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
An article that I wrote about my felt work & experience, “Meet the Feltmaker,” has just come out in the latest copy of Felt Magazine from Australia. The magazine is full of great articles & how-tos. www.artwearpublications.com.au
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
When I first started felting in 2005, this blog really helped me.
I primarily used it as an online workbook, keeping track of new learning, research, and discoveries in feltmaking: felt artists that I admired, technical jargon to keep track of, important links that I could refer back to, history links and a place I could collect and sort inspiration. I could also use it to post my progress: projects completed, a diary of tasks & development, and a great way to look back and see growth. The blog was an incentive to keep working on things and to connect with other felt souls in the world. And the feltworks blog has been a huge, huge help and was a real joy to work on.
Now, many years later, life has moved on and we’re now a couple of chapters along from the one where the blog played a pivotal role. When the time comes move forward, it can require doing some fairly brutal editing of past projects, especially ones that are publicly published. For this reason, I had to go through feltworks and pare it down to a more professional selection. So, it went from about 1000 posts down to about 150. Though it has lost some of the fun, informal air, I am keeping the site live in the hopes that the selection of posts that are here are still helpful & inspiring to others.
Since I don’t use the feltworks blog as much, nature seems to want to reclaim it: spam, like mold or coral, is starting to adhere to the site. In an effort to reduce the energy needed to keep up the site & prune away the spam, I’m turning comments off.
I hope that you still find some great information on here & inspiring work that is worth looking through. I find that more of my day-to-day energy is going to the big kahuna of social networking, facebook, and invite you to connect with me there: https://www.facebook.com/harlequin.feltworks
Thanks always and best wishes,
Sunday, May 12, 2013
You make the world go round!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
My felt painting, “Aqueduct,” will be auctioned at the Ka-Bloom Benefit on April 24th to help raise much-needed funds for artists struggling with life-threatening illness. To learn more about the event & to buy tickets, visit Visual Aid’s website: http://visualaid.org/