Sunday, June 25, 2006

These are a set of solid-colored fake dreadlock falls that I made recently - almost all of the stuff I am making now is far more variegated in color, but I have some solid-colored wool left from the mono-color work I was doing before, so I think I'll try to use it up with dreadlocks. It felts up much better for these than for hats.

I made these short, spiky kind of hairpieces first for Capsule and they sold like crazy! They are a new staple for me. Shown is three on each ponytail.

These will both be up for sale soon on Medium Reality.

Objects of Uncommon Delight and only Medium Reality

Here is a parasol that I painted by hand, as a placeholder for all of the new felted wool pieces I will be putting up soon. I am starting this blog as a place to report my progress, a place to come at the end of a long day with steaming fresh projects to say "look! look what I did!" I am starting it as a place to discuss the techniques I use as I do this work, the process of trial and error as I find out what techniques work for me and what don't.

Hi. My name is Rachel, and I am a professional artist. That sounds wierd to say. Oh, sure, my entire professional life I've made art, building theatre scenery to pay the bills - but it's always been someone else's art. I now work for myself, painting in acrylics and mixed media, working in wool and other fibers, trying to make a living as an artist.

We'll see how that turns out.