Sep 13, 2014

52 Weeks of Felt Paintings - Week 37

This cute little chipmunk has been my largest hoop felt painting and most time intensive felt painting yet.  He took five hours to create! The most troublesome spots for me were his little chipmunk hands and those peanuts.  It was worth it though, because I really like the way he turned out! 

I included a close-up shot of his hands and peanuts so you can see that detail better.  Have a great weekend!

Sep 6, 2014

52 Weeks of Felt Paintings - Week 36

I'll just be hangin' around with this sloth this weekend...  

Sorry. That was bad.

But seriously. Isn't he cute?

Actually, this weekend I'll be prepping for a local show coming up in two weeks (Cider Days), and trying to squeeze in a bike ride or two since the weather is supposed to be nice!

What are you up to this weekend?

Sep 5, 2014

My Maker Faire Experience

The Tulsa Mini Maker Faire was last Saturday.  Maker Faires are so different when compared to a traditional or indie craft shows.  It's basically like a giant show-and-tell, and if you make something (anything) and want to show it off or teach others how to do it, these are a great place to do so.  This is the second year for the Mini Maker Faire in Tulsa, and it's my second year to do it as well.

What I enjoy most about the maker faire is that I get to teach others and demonstrate how needle felting works. And by the end of the day, we have a collaborative painting that faire attendees have contributed to! (You can see the in-progress needle felted painting of food below in the last photo. Also, I'm really good at making awesome faces when I'm talking and having my photo taken at the same time.)

Having experienced the Maker Faire again and enjoying a day of needle felting demonstrations and selling DIY kits and supplies helps me to realize that I really want to teach this stuff!  If you are local-ish to the Springfield area and would be interested in doing a workshop of some kind, let me know.  Leave a comment or email me (goodnaturedbydani AT gmail DOT com.) 

Aug 31, 2014

52 Weeks of Felt Paintings - Week 35

It's the last hour of August, but by the time most of you see this it will be September---so Happy September friends, and Happy Labor Day! 

I hope you enjoy this fancy raccoon!

I'll be back later this week with a quick recap of the Tulsa Mini Maker Faire!