I’ve been working on a new doll. I haven’t gotten very far as I’ve been trying to get a certain head shape in cloth. I’ve done several versions making little changes to each successive model.
I partially needle sculpted one – it helps to round out the pointy chin.
I have one more ready to stuff. I’m hoping it’s the one!
This is a fused applique I recently finished for the Out of the Box colour challenge.
It is from a photograph I took of a fawn that, with its mother regularly visited my cottage in Calabogie. The deer are quite used to humans and don’t run off as long as there is a bush or a tree (and sometimes just a long piece of lumber) between you and them and you don’t get too close.
I used machine stitches on the tree trunk and branches for shading then coloured between the stitches using Derwent Inktense Blocks. The leaf detail is hand embroidered.
I usually see this landscape from the opposite direction on my daily walk. To view it from this angle requires an extra hill to climb but it’s worth it.
I just finished some fabric Christmas Trees for the Art and Craft Sale next weekend.
Fisher Park Community Recreation Centre
Christmas Craft Show & Sale
Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Unfortunatly this fox hasn’t been seen for a few months. A few weeks ago a new fox visited my place. It doesn’t have the same penchant for posing for pictures; it ran off as soon as it was me watching from the window.
Another watercolour in my series on the local fox. (You can see the previous fox painting here.)
I watched the fox for several minutes while he alternated jumping from one side of the fence to the other and digging. He glanced at me a couple of times but didn’t seem to be disturbed by my presence.
I painted this watercolour from a photo taken last summer. It is quite different here today. I can see well into the woods as many of the trees have lost their leaves. The poplars are still very green but are beginning to turn yellow. I’ve raked up most of the pine needles but am waiting for more leaves to fall before I do any more.
This cheeky little fox was very visible this last summer on his many forays to provide food for his family.
Once he knew you were watching him he’d frequently stop and pose for pictures. The exception was when he had caught his prey and then he was off home at a fast trot.
I’m getting ready for Calabogie Artsfest next weekend and have made some elves.
These little imps add a little colour and whimsy to any decor and provide a cheerful atmosphere as the days get shorter and we get closer to winter.