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Thursday, March 1, 2012

C'est Fini!

Dr. Paul and his trusty side kick Cappucino ('Cino for short) are here!
it was quite the challenge to do a real person, especially since
I've never met him in person and only had photos 
to work with, but with this man's
characteristic face and frame, it was a lot of fun...Paul visits Ireland regularly
so I put him in his very own Aran sweater...
...and of course Cino was an absolute pleasure to recreate...
The wool for the dog and Pauls hair was perfect, thanks to
Celtique a husband and wife team from Wales who have 
the most beautiful wool locks for felting or whatever your heart desires.
 It is the softest, cleanest wool locks I've ever used and with their 
advice on colours, well, Cino and Paul both ended up with
exactly what they needed.
By the way...here's photos of the real models...
So, on to the next project...

11 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

You are good, so gifted beyond the spiritual element, in your creations. That is why, they are alive as they were created to be.

Great job, thank you.

Mary said...

Oh i love this. Paul and 'Cino! They're beautiful. I wish i could give 'Cino a big hug. What a magnificent boy.. in life and in your work! :) This made by day so far. love love love!

Suz said...

I am stunned by your talent....oh my goodness...they are wonderful

island sweet said...

just amazing!

Valerie Brown said...

I agree with all of the above! These are amazing - I just can't get over how real felted Paul looks.

farmlady said...

WOW! You nailed it! This is amazing. What a likeness.
I kept expecting them to move or at least blink.
You are so talented, my friend.

rachel said...

Fantastic,what great characters you have captured so well! Enjoying reading your blog.Rachel

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rachel said...

Fantastic,what great characters you have captured so well! Enjoying reading your blog.Rachel

Cobalt Violet said...

You are awesome! They look great! So much personality and oh my ... that dog wants to let out a little bark!

Sherry O'Keefe said...

you amaze me! speechless, here.

trinita said...

Kerry these two are amazing...is is unbelievable how real they are.