This past month, I really enjoyed working on my art submissions for PFATT (Primitive Folk Art Trinkets & Treasures) Marketplace. All the steps in the creating process seemed to fall into place. There were no last-minute frustrations, like rushing out to the shops for needed supplies - or pieces not working together. Here's a sneak peek:
I spotted this quotation in a magazine and it gave me the inspiration for this mixed-media canvas. The author of the quote, Uta Hagen (1919-2004), was a German-born American actress and drama teacher. I named the little girl, in the canvas, Miss Sparkly.
I began The Sweet Shop by first collaging, and distessing, a wooden frame. That set the tone for a girly-girl, sweet pink art work.
I got my inspiration for this needle-felted Teddie Bear from my own little Shih Tzu puppy named Teddi. All day long, he runs around our home carrying his toys from one room to the next. He always looks like he has such serious business to accomplish.
And we never know when that business will turn into mischief - like when he snags a ball of wool roving from my closet or a pencil from a nightstand. Tia, our seven year old Shih Tzu, just gives him a haughty look when he gets into trouble. She is very self-important - and wants everybody to think that she doesn't stoop to silly games. But she does!
To find out more details about these art pieces, please visit PFATT Marketplace. I'm also interested in any feedback you may have about my work. Enjoy your Sunday.