Those of you who follow me on Instagram, have been able to see the development of my latest piece. A needle felted portrait of ... what exactly?... a snow queen, a drag queen perhaps? My first thought was Rococo when I saw her outlines taking shape, so I guess that's what she'll be.
Prepping my 'canvas.' At this point I still have no idea what I am making other than a face.
The birth of a face. This is such a magical moment - always - when I see the features of a face emerge from the wool.
Mouth, nose, cheek bones and eye sockets are in place. Now the fun part starts.
This is where I go a little crazy. I know I'll cover it up with white wool again, so the initial colors can be as bold as I want them to be.
See? The colors are just shining through.
First time I am using eye lashes. What a dramatic effect!
The bow is added for maximum Rococo effect (I used one of my daughter's ballet shoe ribbons).