Working on a killer whale soft sculpture at the moment and I'm really loving the process...looking at pictures of killer whales in books I've borrowed from the library...trying to get the shape and pose of the body right... I'm using wool from my friend's alpacas to stuff him so that he'll be nice and heavy.
He's for a lady who lives on Vancouver Island in Canada. Her little boy loves watching the killer whales in the bay there.
Will show you a photo of him once he's finished...
I've been making little creatures out of bits of fabric found in thrift shops for a while now. Mostly moths, bears and foxes. It started off as procrastination while I was 'supposed' to be making bags and purses for my business - Red tree designs. But I found I was making more and more little animals and giving them to my children and friends' children and really loving the processes and thinking up designs and feeling so creatively inspired...then people started wanting to buy them.
So I've called them 'Willowynn' and set up a shop...and a website...and now a blog...so I can make my little fabric sculptures (as well as my bags) without feeling like I should be doing something else.
Here I will try to document some of my creative processes, things that inspire me and little snippets into the world of Willowynn...a record for myself as much as anyone else I guess...