There is amazing ease & much success found in using wool fibre as a artistic medium that brims with vibrant colors, rich textures, and the fun found in stabbing something for long periods of time with very sharp needles.
I love watching the wool grow into art, for at some point the cloud of soft fibre becomes a creative expression. Needle felting fibre art is rewarding & meditative, exciting, and to be an instructor / designer at this time of global interest, is exhilarating.
Summer of 2017 Landscape Painting with Fibre Workshop Design.
“An artist makes art.”
When my choice of medium went from acrylic paints to felting wool fibre, my work more than ever revolved around natures animals, little people, characters that could be playable art for all ages.
For a full history of my gnomes, see the web site amazinggnomes.com
Being an Instructor is Amazing! I love teaching – and have a knack for reading people. My life has been one of service. Knowing there are so many expectations with different people that can be in a workshop environment, especially hands on projects. I love the challenge of ensuring everyone has just the right amount of information, that the one-on-one personal interaction are appropriate and encouraging. That everyone feels they can continue felting afterwards with confidence and success.
Favorite things to say during a workshop to participants about to go into the finishing stages of their project: “Artist Secrets Revealed….. ” & “There is a fine line between cute and scary.” & “One Fibre can make All the Difference” & my all time favorite “Gently now, less loud stabbing sounds everyone, finish with a light touch.” “Good Work Everyone!”