SENDING WITH LOVE
I came across a small bag of natural coloured wool when I was going through some things the other day. I might add that I have enough "stuff" to be able to make frequent discoveries of things I have not seen for years and I had forgotten I had.
Anyway, this wool really reminded me of the coat on my cat Oliver, who is a Si-rex. These cats are a cross between Siamese, and Cornish Rex, which is a breed that has a curly coat.
So I decided this would be a good project for my new needlefelting machine, and once I got myself organised, it only took me a few minutes to create a small version of Oliver. Mind you, I broke 2 needles in the process, but next time I will tackle it differently, and hopefully avoid that problem.
My little model of the cat just begged to be put into a setting, so I decided to make a postcard picture. I had three attempts at creating a background, but finally came up with one I am happy with. The other two will be kept for future projects.
The Art, Mixed Media and Textile world has been playing with, and exchanging postcards for a year or two now. They are an ideal size for playing with and exploring different techniques and ideas. And the opportunity to exchange them with other artists provides a challenge to explore new ideas and skills, the chance to learn from others, encouraging feedback, and most importantly builds friendships right across the globe.To date, I have resisted becoming a part of any organised postcard exchanges. It has been something on my "to do" list, but a growing distaste for "deadlines" has deterred me.
However, I know where this one will end up. There is a lovely lady who has been going through a tough time lately. I know she is a great cat lover, like me, so I am hoping that this little thought and message from me and Oliver will brighten her day when the postie delivers it.
My goodness Mary,Has it really been nearly eight weeks since Oliver landed in my letter box?
I knew I had not blogged, or read any blogs for some time,owing to Ken's ill health,but.......
I can now tell everyone what joy both Ken & I received from your lovely Oliver...it was deeply appreciated & treasured.
(your photo does not do justice to your work!)
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