Monday, 17 August 2009

Beginnings

A larger project. Coming along nicely. This is the final laying out before wet felting. There is still much to do.

When thinking about wet felting and poetry it crossed my mind that this passage from 'The Stolen Child' sums the craft up quite well. When we are creative it is easy to lose ourselves in the task at hand and the mind magically lets go of all that has no connection with the object of our creations.

To and fro we leap
And chase the frothy bubbles,
While the world is full of troubles
And anxious in its sleep.
William Butler Yeats

My daughter is fed up of her room. She has decided that the teenage girl in the house next door is actually a monster. I think this has something to do with 45 minutes of hair drying on the other side of the wall each morning.

To console my daughter that no monster exists and that her room is a good and happy room, we have agreed to make a felt picture together. A bright sunny flower. I think I might test out my felt needles on this piece.

11 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

i like the way the felt looks like on the first picture . as it has thousands dimentions in there . and thousand tastes!!!
i believe that this sun will make your daughter get very very happy and confortable now .

ArtSparker said...

Be careful with those needles, I hear they are very sharp. Hope the sun works as a charm.

Tammie Lee said...

45 min of listening to a blow dryer each morning is a bit much. This is a wonderful piece the two of you are making together. Quite cheerful.

yvette said...

seeing the sun and listening to the sounds changed into whispers of the sun instaed of a hairblower.

so beautiful!

Jenny said...

I also think that the sun will help your daughter feel better. Hm... "45 minutes of hair drying", sounds like the teenager has a monstrous way to treat her poor hair. :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

your felt looks wonderfully textured, gorgeous...

What a wonderful bee in your header too...

Assayya said...

white is a color that hold all the colors in it.
your velt does too.

your daughter will be very happy with this joyful sunnyface:))

Jasmine said...

Caio - Their are many dimensions to this comfort blanket. I have laid out many vibrant colours which have been overlapped by varying layers of white wool to create depth. Its working out quite well s having white over colour allows you to see how the felt fuses together and gives a visual testimony to the beautiful forces of chaos at work in felt.

Tammie - The flower/sun is looking happier now. Their has been a lot of repositioning of the eyebrows to make the flower look happy and enigmatic. Its amazing the difference the position of the eyebrows can have on the mood of a piece...

Yvette - Such a lovely outlook :)

Jenny - I don't even think I can put it down to bleach on the hair. She is a glamorous teen though.

Crafty Green Poet - Thank you :) I struck lucky with hat bee. It was so enthralled with the flowers it really didn't seem to notice me hovering over it.

Assayya- White reflects all. There is no colour without the light and light plays such magic with this natural merino colour :)

The flower is coming along nicely (I have not felted much this week but have enjoyed watching this flower dry on the line this afternoon. Such a blustery day!)

Susan - I've heard! Still havn't had chance to pay yet. Motivation and opportunity have been low.

yvette said...

thank you for really read my blog....I am always so happy with your comments...we've been in the same difficulties of life and slowly come out!

velvetwoods said...

You are an awesome mother ! it is so nice to create sunshine for your daughter to wake up to every morning.

ruthie said...

what a beautiful idea, to work with your daughter to creat a smiley happy piece x