Saturday, March 5, 2011

this week's stuff...and Illustration Friday

This week I finished a few more needlefelted things with my daughter. These are fun and easy to do at home, unlike the painting that I do at work. I finished Miss Petunia, who is Tweet's girlfriend... and you can see they're very much in LOVE!. I keep thinking of all sorts of stories for them. Maybe I'll make a little 'zine up for them. Not sure yet. I also finished Maybeline's butterfly for her to ride!.

At work I made this painting, thought it was done then as I kept looking at it I just wasn't happy with the amount of contrast so I added black leaves. Which do you like better? Did I ruin it or help it? It's this week's submission to Illustration friday as it's my warning girl... It's also a warning to me to sometimes leave well enough alone and not to go back and rework a painting... but actually in this case I like the second one better.

Check out these friday creative challenges: for their nature table
and the little square over at the right for crafty fridays...
and of course illustration friday's link at right
I'll try to get the picture links for all  of these soon...
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I like the second one better too. And I love her petal skirt!

  2. hooray - great addition to the whimsy

  3. Def love the black leaves version!

  4. I adore them all! So very cool!

  5. Hi Andrea, those are such sweet felted little Easter chicks! I agree, the "re worked" version of the painting is my fave, the black adds to atmosphere of "warning", really great. I am so glad to hear my PIF arrived, thanks for letting me know!
    Happy Sunday,
    Jane x

  6. I love your creations. The needle felting is gorgeous. The chickens are adorable. Your paintings are nice. I had to really look to notice the subtle changes in the re-worked artwork. tehehe, I felt like I was playing the game where you have to find all of the differences instead of just enjoying. Go figure!

    Thank you for sharing with Fiber Arts Friday!

  7. I like both paintings. I really like your felt creations too!

  8. Fun! Love the whimsy of the felt characters:)

  9. what fun!!!
    I also like the contrast you added, whimsical drawing!!

  10. I like the second one also, it makes your girl pop out! Your needle felting is adorable. I especially love the chick and her flower.

  11. Wow-you are a very talented artist!! I also like to needle felt with my that my son is 16 he doesn't do much art with us. :(
    Keep up the good work!