Finishing up this batch of owls with 2 more grey ones.
These three brown owls all have very soft tummy patches.
Beige and brown and then rusty brown.
And more beige and brown.
And here is all 5 brown owls together.
I did a little fancying up on these two.
This one has embroidered wings which aren’t noticeable straight on.
But here is the side view-
And this one has some embroidered tummy feathers-
Dark, dark owls- hooooot!
This one has a touch of red.
So many textured greys and zig-zags.
This owl has a very soft knit cashmere belly.
#1 owl- All the different greys and textures.
Grey with a little pale pink.
I made some owls this weekend. These 3 were all ready to go- I’d cut out all the pieces before the DC show but ran out of time to finish them. I only had to do the most fun part- stitching all the pieces in place!
I think of this one as my 70’s owl. I might have had some pants made of that brown plaid in 1970, or at least something very similar!
This one has lots of great textures.
And lastly, this very serious fellow.
I had fun with my variegated threads, stitching around his eyes.
These were the last 2 dolls I finished before I left. The owls were very popular in DC, as long as they weren’t Snowy Owls- I have 5 of those still! You just never know what people will want.
I am getting back into the studio and I have a list of special requests and projects that will keep me busy through May. I am mulling over my experience in DC. Every time I go out into the world, show my work, interact with people, spend the big bucks to participate; I can’t help but reevaluate everything I am doing. I know I’ll get over it as soon as I am immersed in the work again. Right now though, I am hearing all the weird or negative visitor comments in my head. Many people don’t understand or respect the fiber arts and their comments reflect that.
Things I don’t need to hear-
I saw something exactly like this at a craft show I went to last week.
I used to make dolls exactly like these 20 years ago.
My mom makes Raggedy Anns.
Can you donate one of your dolls to my cause.
And so many more, Oh well, time to get back to work!
I liked the embroidery on the snowy owl so I gave the brown owl an XXX tummy too.
Some flowers and lots of green leaves are starting to burst forth in the garden. I’m so excited!