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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Two fat geese and a gallon of milk...

Remember the little blue and white sweater I was needle felting?
And the milk maid head in the bucket?
They are finally together along with her cow, her two fat geese
and her gallon of milk.
The milk maid's name is Marge...a young version of my late grandma who
grew up on a farm on Saltspring Island.
Lot's of little details to look for...handmade fimo gumboots, hand made collar and
rope line for the cow, wet felted apron, tiny buttons, up cycled wood bucket
filled with a secret milk look-a-like, cow eyelashes (of course a cow's got to have them!)
The geese were so much fun I may make a whole gaggle of them someday!
Anyway they're off to be judged for the Sooke Fine Arts show along with
my oriole whom I tweaked and changed him from standing to take off mode
 on an old piece of honey suckle branch and sent off as well...
It's always a bit strange for me to put these pieces out since they truly come from my
heart and my dreams. I love to create them and am honoured to find out
that others love them just as much for reasons of their own.
Wish me luck!


5 comments:

Nancy Kay said...

Oh my goodness, your needle-felted projects are FANTASTIC! What a beautiful job! I hope you win a grand prize at the art show!!! You have a FINE talent, and your work is inspiring!!

Willow said...

These are so wonderful. The detail is amazing, I can tell you put your heart into them. Beautiful job.

Melody said...

Marge and her friends are FABULOUS! How amazing are you??? The cow....that sweater? The geese! (you should definitely make a flock!) REALLY fun, and wonderfully done!

Cobalt Violet said...

Kerry! Fantastic! LOVE the cow with lashes and sweet Marge in her beautiful sweater! It's funny that the more personal our art it, often the more relatable it is. Maybe because it goes deep enough to tap into our collective.

Beautiful.

toomuchaugust said...

WOW!! these are fantastic, kerry. i am swept away. i cannot imagine what it must feel like to create like this, but am so glad you share the end results.