Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

June 14, 2010

singing a sOng of suMMer

* ~ Having this extra time during summer to do
have some creative adventures is a dream ~ *

Last Weekend I had the opportunity to take a
felting class with Vicki Hardcastle in
Eureka Springs ~ a charming art community
nestled in the Ozark hills.

The first 2 pictures are my own felting projects.
Our Cone Flowers are in bloom and their rich colors
are inspiring my art projects.

Below is a picture of Dulcy and me with our 
felted projects from the class.  Hers is a sweet
blue bird, while mine is a white barn owl. 

Some of the other class members projects ~
We were taught how to sculpt faces.

I enjoyed the class and day!

Thanks Vicki for teaching it and thanks to Dulcy
for telling me about it and going with me to it!

I have also been participating in the Creative Bootcamp
 and hope to post some pictures from my daily exercises
soon.  Until then just click the button on my side bar
 to join in or see what others have been doing. 


Jon Lee said...

That looks like such fun. What creative and lovely projects. There are so many wonderful ways to be creative. I need to start trying some more. I knit and cross stitch, but felting looks fun to do.

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Looks like you had fun! BTW, did anyone ever tell you, you look like the actress Lorraine Bracco? :)

VB said...

Katie, I love your needlefelting! Especially those cone flowers and faces. Wish I could've been in that class - Eureka Springs is a great little spot.

Mrs. E said...

Since I have not a stitch of artistic ability, I just drop by to drool!

dulcy said...

Loved every minute! Needle wounds healing well.....


Linda said...

Glad you are needlefelting!!!

Anna said...

WOW - how fun! is felting hard? love your work, Katie! Yet another talent to add to the long list of things you are super fantastic at!! xo- anna Enjoy your summer!

~*~Patty said...

oh oh oh dear Katie!
It's clear you had a wonderful time ... so many lovely creations!
You know I got together with some art friends today out in the countryside and we played with dry needle felting ... I have been punching away this evening. Your coneflower is so inspiring...can't help but wish that we could get together to play. I made a wool pin cushion some years ago with a cone flower from recycled wool skirts ... so many things to try!
Happy that you have creative summer days ahead of you ... you seem to get quite a lot accomplished all year round from what I can tell :)
Enjoy * Enjoy!

Patti said...

Katie! How truly fun and whimsical felting looks! Isn't summer such fun to try out all the things you want to? Hope yours is going well- it looks like it is!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Katie! What a fun class to take! I finally got a chance to dabble in needle felting earlier this year and I so enjoy it. Your photos are fabulous! Love all the creative goodies! Thanks so much for your sweet visit! I really appreciate it! Blessings to you! :)

The Tablescaper said...

I've always wanted to try felting. Very neat.

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Relyn said...

A little jealous. Just a little. I miss you. And Dulcy!!

purplepaint said...

Oh these are fabulous! I haven't tried scupting with roving yet, I not too good with it as far as adding it to ATCs or postcards...