Shih Tzus sculpted for a lovely couple in NM. I was able to work some of their real fur into the ears and overall outer colored wool. A whole different facial structure to work with. Gracie is the black one and Rudy is the white and tan one with the lobster toy I made for … Read more.
Shannon was a commission for the Christmas season. It’s all in the eyes. I get so anxious when working hard to capture the personality in the face. I usually end up in a sweat. I had to get the knobby front knees just right and the smile. I’m pleased with how the teeth and eyes … Read more.
As much as 350 to 400 pounds of wool wait in bags and sheets at FarmGirl Arts. Some have been waiting an entire year, others just since spring shearing. What have these pounds of wool been waiting on? Equipment!! The wait is over! Thanks to a generous grant from NC AgVentures and NC Tobacco Trust … Read more.
I was asked to sculpt a pet pig for a Christmas present. This made me nervous because there is quite a bit of difference between cute little pigs that we all imagine and the massive, hulking 150 lb pig called Mimi I had to sculpt. Of course the shape of Mimi’s body with its folds … Read more.
My gratitude runs deep as I share with you that I have been awarded a DUKE ENERGY REGIONAL ARTIST PROJECT GRANT from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County! I am honored to be among the 17 individuals selected for this grant! I will be using the money to study with a needle felting artist in … Read more.
This donkey foal sculpted in wool will be in the Piedmont Craftsmen’s New Members Show, March 7th through April 2nd 2014. The Opening is this coming Friday night (March 7th) 7:00 – 10:00 pm. I had so much fun working on another member of the Equine family! Blending wool colors with hand cards for his … Read more.
I had so much fun sculpting this portrait of a very well loved Husky mix named Pinot. Pinot’s parents, the Raffaldini’s, own Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda, NC. They described her as being Buddha-like in her overall approach to life. I tried to capture that in her relaxed crossed-legged pose. I mixed some of her real … Read more.