The snowman is influenced by children's Christmas books - you know, that scene where Frosty is out and about the town. My guy is a takeoff of this childhood favorite. He's got everything he needs - but no broom - but he has a nice yellow (well, it looks good) moon and twinkling stars. I've found that using white silk fiber when wet felting and when needlefelting creates an icy look. I also used a bit of grey curly locks - which I must have gotten from a sheep friend of mine - because I have it in clumps in my artroom. It does very well for shadowing.
Now, here's the second newest - when I googled "cardinal" to see what these guys really look like, I came up with many pictures - some of the "Cardinal" as in the Catholic cardinal. Maybe that's why the bird is called a "cardinal" because the top of his head looks like a "Cardinal's" hat. Of course, he's very important also.
|He's on the wall and I'm trying to show his roundness|
I puffed him out with alot of shocking red wool - the beak was rather thought provoking - how to make it stick out and then what to do about the mouth opening. Fnally, worked out and I used a fine tipped artist's marker for his mouth-lips-whatever-where it opens.
This is reserved for a dear friend who continually buys from me.
So, what's in the works next? What holiday is coming up after Thanksgiving and before Christmas for Jewish folk?