Posted on July 15, 2012 by Emma Smith
This is Jesse’s newest buddy, Bim-Bim.
Bim-Bim is made with two types of yarn purchased at Great Balls of Wool in Powell River, BC. He is the first monster I totally finished, though there are many monster body parts lying around our apartment. Hopefully I will have some for sale at Powell River’s Open Air Market in the coming weeks!
Click the photos for high-res.
Bim-Bim up close
Jesse and Bim Bim
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Posted on December 24, 2011 by kaleidoscopeflux
Dear members of ArtTimeCollective,
As many of you know, Christmas has never been a part of my family tradition. While I remain open to the concept and welcome holiday festivities, I don’t go out of my way to do anything Christmasy or festive around this time. This year, I find myself spending the evening of the 24th with my art supplies. In the true spirit of the season, I would like to share with you the result of such an evening.
Firstly, we have Skittles the Christmas Skunk. I acknowledge that he is extremely deformed, but implore you to refrain from commenting on his unsightliness. After all, Christmas is about forgiving. It is proof that I am loved, given that my partner went as far as to put it on her Christmas tree. Like all my other needle-felt creations, this distant cousin of Pepé le Pew is fashioned out of Peace Fleece roving wool.
Next, we have the collage-type art, a medium to which I should clearly stick. This particular piece is called Con Sequins, and deals with the repercussions of an advertisement-driven childhood.
Lastly, we have some hand-drawn documentation of the Anti-Santa. When interviewed, all he had to say was YoYoYo.
I wish you all the merriest of Christmases, and a wonderful start to the new year <3
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Posted on August 25, 2011 by kaleidoscopeflux
Hello, fellow ArtTimers.
Over the last month I spent in British Columbia, I was introduced to the art of needle-felting (thank you Seneca :D). Since I had a lot of spare time, I tried my hand at a couple of different projects.
Needle-felting is incredibly easy. You start with a ball of roving wool (a special type of wool that works well for needle-felting) and you stab it into shape with special needles whose barbs only go one way.
The first thing I ever made by needle-felting was a tiny little woolen head, which is not pictured here.
The second thing I made was a turtle :)
Then I made my nephew a chick inside of an egg. Chicken not included.
I also made a Red Eft (Notophthalmus viridescens) for my good friend Jonathan :D
My very favourite needle-felt creation, however, has to be my felted Amanita muscaria ^_^
That is all for now…
However, right before posting this, I ordered $35 worth of roving wool; it should be here within a week. :D
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