Sunday, January 11, 2009

Blue Moon

This is my piece for the Felting Forum January challenge "blue". It is called blue moon. I had a bit of a problem because the paint that I used for the moon wouldn't dry. It has been on there for more than 24 hours and it still isn't dry. I tried a hairdryer and I even blotted some off. Hopefully, it will get all the way dry soon. I started this on the felting machine, made black pre-felt on the machine, embellished them together and then wet felted the whole thing.

Here's another shot.

A close up of the moon.

And here's the inspiration photo that I took behind our house a couple of summers ago.


Vicki W said...

Very nice! I love the shading that you ahve in the moon.

Doreen G said...

I love it Ruth and it meets the criteria perfectly.

Aleta said...

Oh, Ruth, you inspire me! I'm new to machine needle felting and right now I'm just playing with my Baby Lock embellishing machine, making what my husband calls "modern art"! Actually it doesn't look like much of anything but various fibers (wool roving, angelina fibers, yarn, etc) felted together, but I hope someday to actually felt a nice picture. I'm making a piece of flat felt now.
Anyway, I love your work and this moon picture is awesome!

phylliso said...

My friend,Aleta,directed me here.We both have needlefelting machines & thank goodness she found your blog.Your work will be an inspiration to me.I have angora goats.Just learning about fiber,phylliso

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