June 17, 2009

It's been over two months!

It’s been well over two months since I made an entry…way too long.  So much as happened with artfelt® that I really do not know where to start.  There have been many shows – many demonstrations – many classes.  But one thing that really stands out in my mind is a teacher named Laurie Marks who visited me at the TNNA (The National Needlework Association) show this past weekend.


Marks teaches art to seventh and eighth graders at Wyoming Middle School located in where else, but….nope, not Wyoming, in Ohio.  Yes, Wyoming Middle School is in Ohio.  Makes sense to me…but then again, I have jetlag.  Moving along…she brought me samples of what some of her students had created with artfelt®. They had an assignment where they duplicated their painted artwork, in another medium.  In this case, felt.


She brought me many samples, but a few really stood out to me.

This first one is of a chair.  The use of the wool top is very textured and I love the way you can tell what the object is, yet it is abstract at the same time.  It is also very well balanced.  The color choices stand out to me as being surreal - part of a dream. 


This next one is a beach scene.  Although beach scenes like this are quite common, with the Palm tree framing the picture, I thought it stood out because of the detailing on the palm leaves.  They were very precise.  The piece also reminded me of Fiji, a place I love to go.


This last piece was my favorite.  Perhaps I should not pick favorites, but this one really was exceptional.  I wish I could have seen the original painting.  This piece of art depicts New York, or perhaps some other city center.  The picture is very busy and very detailed;  it reflects how busy a downtown can be.  The train – or light rail to the left, looks as though it were about to speed by, the neon lights bring about color, and most impressive to me, is the tremendous depth of field.   This is truly an exceptional piece!  If the young person who created this piece will contact me, I would be interested in purchasing it.  If you are interested in selling it, ask your parents first, then get my email address from Mrs. Marks and contact me with a price!  I would love to feature a photo of the piece in my upcoming book as well.


There were many other fabulous felted pieces from the class of Mrs. Marks, but I could only post a few.  I would like to thank her and her class for sharing them with me and allowing me to post some of my personal favorites on this site.  

So there you have it.  Another entry.  Later than late, but better late than never.

Until next time, tally ho!