Today was our monthly toss-n-tell and it sure was a busy day. The workshop I am running next month for Feltwest got booked out today. I took in heaps of samples and my class numbers grew from the standard 10, to being happy with 12 and then up to 14.....I was being a bit generous. Will be a very busy workshop.....hopefully everyone will be patient.
I have been working on my piece for the Mundaring Arts Centre exhibition "Earth" which will be running during May and June. I am happy with the progress....need to take some pics....and it should be finished well before the hand in date.....(I hope!!!). I have felted around a stunning scultpural branch...collected on the Cervantes weekend.....and my wonderful father in law has made me a stand with a metal pole for it to all be assembled with. I am now felting pods and leaves, which will be hanging off it.
I am also planning on doing a wall hanging, which I am hoping I will be allowed to submit.....we technically can only enter one item....depends on how many people put things in and the size of the work. I am going to try my luck anyway. The wall hanging will be of the Bungle Bungles and I am planning to heavily machine stitch it. Gotta make it first though.
I have also been practicing what I preach.......I have been sampling leaves and pods for my exhibition piece. Such a great thing to do, as I am still not happy after 5 leaves! My mistake was I drew a leaf from my head.....no no no.....get a leaf....look what it really looks like....then make a sample. My poor leaves were too European....not Aussie bush enough. I have learnt from my mistake though. Pod number 1 was a great success.....but only a sample......so now I need to make my exhibition pods.
Tomorrow I am off to the Canning Arts Centre where I will be demoing all day long....oh my GOD!!!! Or at least for part of the day. They want me to run felting workshops and it is their annual Gala Day. I will put my happy face on and little do they know it, but I will be making my pods and leaves....gotta love a girl who can make something useful!