Apr 072016
Shih Tzu Sculptures

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.

Jan 252016
Cute Little Corgi Mix: Shannon

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.

Jan 142015
Pig And The Poke: Needle Felted Sculpture

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.

Oct 202014
Exciting News!!

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.

Jul 062014
Super Dog!

I wasn’t aware of this, but Superman and Superboy had a dog in DC Comics. His name was Krypto. My friend asked me to make a sculpture of Krypto for him. The following photos show my process of sculpting without an armature.

Jun 302014
Cat-titude!!! Wool Sculpture.

          This is a portrait of Roberta. She’s a very talkative rescue living with an adoring family.   She reminds me of a Hollywood movie star from the 1940’s.  

Mar 032014
Donkey Foal Sculpture: Trotting over to Piedmont Craftsmen show!

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.

Feb 252014
Pinot Raffaldini: Wine and Dog!

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.