Metalsmithing, felting, sketches and other crafts.
American Badger mask for a friend! Needle-felted over an aluminum mesh and wool base with painted resin eyes. I think this one has slightly improved visibility over the previous two masks; the neck also comes down a bit further. I’m especially pleased with the way its expression came out.
New needle-felted birds from this summer! We have a red-breasted nuthatch, an azure tit, a veery, a black-capped chickadee, and a female house sparrow. The flying birds are now being made with poseable wings.
It’s been beautiful the past couple of weeks! I took the opportunity to take the deer and coyote masks out into the field at the Arnold Arboretum. Photos are by the talented and wonderful and best-friendly rrileymccourt. I’m wearing the deer, and the coyote is my partner, coyoteisaboy.
These critters are felted around armature wire, so they are poseable. They also each have seven eyes… due to an impulse buy of such eyes a few years ago at Wolf E. Myrow in Providence. I’ve finally figured out what to do with them, along with some of the less frequently-used colors of roving I have rolling around. The critters are about 10-11” long and 5-6” tall. I need to come up with a name for them, as I hope to be making more… there’s still plenty of those eyes left.