2016 has started off with a few new felted friends sporting more complex color layering concepts to give a bit more depth and development of character. Using wool and other natural fibers of different softness textures gives the item touch-ability, like the hint of silk fibers on that soft bunny belly. Inspired by cuteness.
As the gnome requests are filled, and having now made hundreds of the little playful wool fiber sculptures, the playscape became an important design feature to develop. To offer a one of a kind landscape for the gnomes to play in has become most enjoyable as each are so unique. The playscape initially was to offer a safe place for the wool sculptures to play without distressing the fibers too much. Some playscapes that feature a cave entrance as shelter for the gnomes and woodland friends, are designed to hang on the wall as art when not being engaged in story / play time – the cave becomes a pocket for little felted friends to sleep. The mushroom circles and houses are very popular and a joy to make. I am now designing a tree stump house that folds out and will act like a portable toy when all closed up. So exciting – when complete will post pictures :O) find more on my instagram account under artistleahwilson.
Making Wool Felted Owls is so rewarding, what a joy these compact little birds are. Each is so different yet so much the same, it all starts the same… a ball, some wings and tail feathers…. the little details really pop – loving the color combinations and simple expressions and powerful cuteness.
These images are from the latest photo-shoot at Flickering Goddess in Crawford Bay, B.C. – Instagram account: artistleahwilson follow for more felted emporium updates:O)
As a multidisciplinary artist who is sculpting wool, photography and the art telling story through media really came to life with this new project:
Motorcycle Meditation Maintenance and Amazing Owls
One of many meditation videos by Amazing Gnomes, hoping to inspire the seeking of quieter places with water as the focus for flow and breath, peace and connectivity. All with a little magic :O) with a little felted amazing gnome.
Hope you enjoy this short video :O)