I seem to have been bitten by the felting bug. My husband and I have traveled to three states visiting fiber festivals. I gathered information, supplies and new friends. I have joined the Southern Shore Art Association and been accepted as a member and have gained new friends there as well. I will be co-chairing the September Art Show and helping with the special needs art class. My felt work seems to have been well accepted and have even sold a couple of pieces. These are my latest pieces that will be exhibited at the SSAA during August. On one I used a scrap of felt I made for the background of a journal page, for Paper Traders Round Robin Journal Challenge, the other is a Bird House and finally an abstract piece. I hope you all enjoy them as I have making them.
August 1, 2011
Addicticted to Felting
I’m a native of La Porte, Indiana. When I was growing up we didn’t have much money, so I made my gifts for others with materials I found out and around. I loved it. And I have to say I was pretty good at it. People always liked what I gave them. I went to work for 26 years as an employee of a major asphalt paving company. I began as a secretary and eventually made my way to office manager. Needless to say I mostly only dreamed about my art - filling my mind with many ideas. Although the company did take advantage of my skills once in a while. For example, I created in-house materials for an open house. I loved “keeping my hand in” whenever an opportunity presented itself. Then I retired. And ... funny thing ... all those pent-up ideas I used to dream about began to roll out. I joined ATC (Artists Trading Cards) on line, I took classes and tutorials and learned about the processes of creating art. Today, I pursue these learning opportunities to open myself to new ideas and techniques. I also love opportunities to assist in classes for special populations. I find I learn a lot from those who have no preconceptions about what they should be doing. I’m eager to learn new things. Mostly I don’t have any idea what I set out to make. I simply let the ideas find me. The result is a wide variety of media and expression triggered by my experiences in every-day life. I hope you enjoy my work. View all posts by kboat
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