Friday, August 13, 2010

Barn Owl

I finally decided to make a barn owl. Coincidentally, Molly the Barn Owl webcam was all over the evening news this week!

Friday, August 6, 2010


In one day, 3 different people asked me if I ever do crows. I really resisted, because #1, it had to be lifesized, or else it's just a black bird, and #2, being all black, I thought was kind of boring. But he came out kinda cute, I guess. He's down at Graton Gallery.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Work

I like to keep this blog as something of a visual diary. I haven't been very good at updating it lately - I blame Facebook for that! Since my time is dominated by felting, here are a few pictures of what I've been working on the last couple of months:

Barbara Walters, 14" H.
I made this with no intention at all. I just felt compelled to see if I could make a sculpture of her, because I admire her so much. Barbara just turned 80, and had heart valve replacement surgery. To make the details of her face, I wore a headband with magnifying lenses and a spotlight. Every fiber makes a difference, and it was the only way I could see that level of detail. After it was finished, I decided I would try to give it to her. I've not had any luck contacting her publicist or producer, and am reluctant to just stick it in the mail.

Scarlett-Collared Tanager, Cedar Waxwing, and Eastern Bluebird
I saw these striking Crimson-Collared Tanagers in Costa Rica last year. Dave spotted a small flock of Cedar Waxwings in our front yard this year. I've never seen a Bluebird, but figured I needed to add another colorful bird to the flock at Graton Gallery.

My first Egret, 16" H
Sally Baker got this one.

My 2nd Egret, 21" H.
Cherrywood stand. At Graton Gallery.

Honey Bee on Flower Hair clip
Made for my friend Haunani, who moved to New Zealand.

Cedar Waxwing

Hummingbird in Nest
This little bird lifts out of the nest, revealing 3 tic-tac sized eggs.

Burrowing Owl

"Mr. and Mrs. Speckleton"

Steampunk, Anyone?

Toucan Earrings
Made for a certain art student who did a 2d animated film featuring a Toucan.