The result? I'll continue on, in addition to those felting ideas that spring out of my wee little brain, getting inspiration from where I will.
I've just 'torn out pictures' from a gift type catalog .. and will see if my felting needles can duplicate them in wool. What kind of pictures you ask .. in case you're wondering IF I'm trying to 'copywrong' .. well, lets see:
(1) from a picture of an pewter/enamelled gift box featuring a white bunny sitting atop a huge huge carrot
(2) from a picture of some wooden painted folk art 'fish' - I'm picturing a long funky fish atop a tall wire post.
(4) from a picture of stone sculptured frogs .. in different yoga poses.
(5) from a picture of glass blown rooster/chicken (pictured here) - I'm thinking of embedding funky fashion yarns in the wool for the 'striped' effect and also for hopefully a very cool texture effect.
I've also got the cross stitch charts "Hip Hop Cat" and "Hip Hop Cow" from Samsarah Design Studio that I've been wanting to stitch AND make the designs into felted sculptures. I've already told Patti (the designer) about my plans and promised that when I DO needle felt them, she has to see them/I have to bring them to Market with me!
Do I have 'original' designs? Of course I do .. as long as you realize that I also do 'people' and breed specific dogs and birds. And I also have 'how to felt' books that show you step by step how to do this needle art form .. those images become my own. You start with an idea, whether imagined or pictured, and make it your own.
What about cross stitch? I'm stitching too .. currently working on Lizzie Kate's "Christmas Rules", but instead of doing it on the Summer Khaki linen Linda chose .. I'm using "Golden Wattle" from Stitches & Spice. It's a yellowish mottled opalescent and I'm really liking the colors on it!
Tonight I'll stitch some more ... tomorrow, I'm going to felt something!