For the past two evenings I've been experimenting with feltmaking, both needle felting and wet felting. I had dreams of adding felt flowers to my hats and somehow combining felt with my ribbonwork .
I can see that this venture will take a while to perfect, however, so I'm going to abandon it for a while. I need to get ready for the Open Studio Weekend coming up on May 28th and 29th here in Vermont.
As soon as I laid out equipment last night to do some felting, my daughter sighed and rolled her eyes. "Another project, Mom? Really?"
I know. I get into too many diverse things. I have to focus more. I see my art work as falling into three categories, though. Painting and Illustration, Kirigami paperwork, and sewing (or fiber arts, art-to-wear.) And the last two are crafts that keep me busy in the evening. I have always admired farmers, who have to naturally be renaissance men who know how to do everything. The same with filmmakers, who must possess a wide range of skills to make a movie come together. (My oldest son is a filmmaker.) Why shouldn't I be the same?
Ok. So I protest too much.
Well, here is what has captured my attention for the past week, which I will be putting aside for a while. All that work and research to produce a few felted flowers. Time to get back to painting.