Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A New little mousie in a Clomp





Little Hilde has already sold and is on her way to her new home.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sweet Pea & Some Desert Blooms






Here's some pictures of little Sweet Pea, a baby opossum that was listed on eBay.  She sold yesterday with a  Buy It now.  Also, pictured are some cactus flowers,  a datura (locoweed) and a view through a desert willow tree. I hope you like them. I'm working on another little mouse and will have her pictures up soon. Her 3 day auction will start this Thursday.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Suzie Q

Here's little Suzie Q. She went up for auction on Sunday night and sold within a few hours of listing her.  I really had fun with her pictures and wanted to show them to you.





Saturday, May 11, 2013

Another Lizard, Chewie, Bullet and a View from one of my Walks

Here's some pics of a little side-blotched lizard.  He was most co-operative.  Not  like the chuckwalla that I tried to get a photo of.  He saw me walking up and made a dive into the boulders.  Included in this set of pictures is one of Chewie. He's our neighbors dog that we dog sit occassionally.  He's a real big teddy bear. And of course, I had to include a picture of Bullet relaxing on the couch.  I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day.  I'll be posting pictures of my next little piggy soon :0)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Close-up of my Mousie

This picture was edited with some effects using Picasa.  Lately, I've been looking into ways to improve my photograpy skills so I can get some decent shots of my little guys in a setting. I'm hoping that once my pictures improve I can use them for sets of greeting cards or maybe a book. What do you think?

Thursday, May 2, 2013

More on Inspiration





I've seen so many little felted mice a top wooden spools with nary a mention of Beatrix Potter or the Tailor of Gloucester.  She has long been an inspiration of mine.  Her ability to create realistic yet anthropomorphic animals is superb. That is what I try to achieve in my work.  So from time to time a make a little Tailor of Gloucester as a reminder and as a way to hone my craft.  I like to give credit where credit is due. Thank you Beatrix for my fond childhood memories and for the inspiration for my art! I would also like to thank the artists of CDHM that so graciously share their knowledge. Without them I doubt I would ever be able to make the little goodies that accompany some of my critters.
My little tailor will be up for auction this Sunday. I hope you all like him.
Here's a link that explains about copyright and such when working from other's as inspiration:

Horned Lizard & Desert Flowers








Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mini Muffin

This is one of the things I've been working on for my next little feltie.  He is inspired by Beatrix Potter. I've revisited this theme a couple of other times and will have pictures of him soon. So here is a little taste of what's in store. Plus. of course, some more desert flowers.