I have been working on the Owl family for a while now. I still need to get their legs and feet done. I sewed up a piece of cotton muslin that I had drawn the owls on, turned it inside out, stuffed it with polyfil and started painting. I also used some molding paste for eye brows and had to sew up a special little beak and then glue it into the front of the face...lots more coats of acrylic paint and then today I got to the fun part...decorating!
My art pal, Tara Ross inspired me to make these and one will be a belated birthday present for her.
My latest hooked owl...he is quite big, over 12" tall. This one is for Marci. I am letting him sit for a bit to see if there are any changes I need to make before I sew him up.
I finally got my little velvet acorns stuffed. These were on my "to do" list before Christmas and I had hoped to bring them to my last craft show but didn't have time and I still wanted to make them. I collected the acorn caps on one of our trips to Calistoga on one of our hikes to the Bale Mill. There are some big beautiful old oak trees with these great acorns and I filled my pockets and they have been sitting in a basket patiently waiting for me to do something with them. Today was the day!
I am teaching a "Heart Garland" workshop at Art From Scrap on Feb. 12! Come join us if you can. All ages welcome.