I will be in San Francisco again this summer for the Renegade Craft Market on July 27 and 28. I am thinking about teaching a Tiny World class while I’m there. It would be either before (Thurs 7/25 or Fri 7/26) or after the show (Tues 7/30). Is anyone interested?
Details- it is a 6 hour workshop, 8 people max, cost will be approx. $75. I am trying to gauge interest before I buy my plane tickets.
And, don’t forget I will be at the Art Retreat just a few weeks later. I’m filling up my teaching schedule!
Imagine going to summer camp as an adult, on a forested island in a pristine freshwater lake. Imagine creating in this special place alongside a small nurturing community of seasoned instructors and other enthusiasts like yourself.
Summer Art Camp- now that sounds like fantastic fun! Susan from Artstream Gallery has put together an amazing 5 day event. There will be Art classes- including my Tiny World Class- swimming, beautiful views, evening events, hiking, relaxing, whatever sounds good! I am so excited to be part of this event. I hope some of you out there will join us! Check out all the details here.
I thought he was going to be a lumberjack. I cut him out and sewed him up thinking he’d be a lumberjack. But, I sat back and took a good look at him and decided he just wasn’t. I posted this pic in various places and asked people who he was. I got loads of great answers and in the best of all possible worlds, I would have made ALL the things people suggested- a poet, a psych professor, a fisherman, a barista, a bounty hunter, a boxer, hipster, and musician.
Well, you know I do love making felt musical instruments.
So he is a hipster musician and who knows what else. I made him a banjo and a ukulele.
And a messenger bag with 2 books and 2 pencils. So we can add artist, writer, and/or composer.
He has a red cashmere scarf. Here he is with all his stuff.
What a guy! I love when a doll I am working on rebels and I have to go in an entirely new direction!
Remember this fine fellow? I wanted to try a slimmer version. Well actually maybe 5 or so was how many I cut out and sewed up before I was all done. I’ll get to them all eventually.
The thing is, I had a pile of dyed toile scraps that were not enough for a tattooed man or woman but just right for the smaller amount this design needs. And I’d saved them because I liked them enough that I couldn’t just throw them away. Perfect!
I had fun with this beard too. It is made of an alpaca sweater bit- they get shaggy-edged when I wash them.
Cashmere hat, felt axe, Pendleton wool shirt, high lace-up boots, suspenders.
The toile I used had scenes from Robinson Crusoe on it- he has a very odd furry man on his chest. The rest of that fabric got used on this guy.
He is all earth tones and the colors of the forest.
I made his beard out of 2 layers of sweater ribbing and I’m pretty excited about that.
Here he is without his (faux fur) hat. And you can see his 2-man saw which is made of 2mm felt. It has a wire in the crosspiece so it will hold its shape.
And on the wall-