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Sunday, February 26, 2012

 A funny little cat.
A needle felted bunny

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Needle Felting

So this needle felting thing has really captured my attention and my time! I just happened to be looking for an animal and searched it in images and these amazing needle felted animals appeared. I knew I would have to find out how they were done and make some myself. I then "googled" needle felted animals, and up popped some incredible creations. I also found a web site that sold the supplies I needed called "Living Felt". I ordered some stuff and did some local searching and found some suppliers nearby. Now I have many places I can get raw wool and felting needles from. I'm totally hooked!!!
You can view some of my work and more felting talk on my page " About My Felted Critters".

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Barred Owl



This was the first pastel I tried on paper.

Needle Felting

So I've really gotten hooked on this needle felting thing. I just happened so see some amazing animals done this way and just had to try it. I didn't have a clue as to where I could buy supplies so I looked online and found " Living Felt", where I purchased some supplies. I also found a store in nearby Peterborough where I could buy the wool and then later found a GREAT store in Port Hope!! I'm hoping to make as many animals that I can. I also want to create peoples pets for them. I'll keep posting as I create more critters.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Barn Owls


I did these owls for a wedding gift for good friends of ours. This was done with chalk pastel on velour paper.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Grizz


I thought this would be a fun shot to do.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Boreal Owl


I enjoy drawing and painting birds and especially owls.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fox in Winter


I really like the foxes colours against the snow. I did this on velour paper using chalk pastel. The velour paper allows you to get a nice soft feeling when doing animals.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cougar



I haven't used pastel in years and thought I'd like to try it again. I had a lot of fun doing this picture.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Pronghorn on the Plains/ Illustration Friday


Pronghorn are one of the animals that live on the vast prarie in Canada, our plains. Unfortunatly I didn't use a good quality paper and it caused ripples in the sky.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

REGGIE


This is a portrait I did of a friends horse "Reggie", in water color and pencil crayon. He won the Queens Plate in the 90's and recently passed away. He will be missed on our trail rides through the Ganaraska forest.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Bugs

I met Chuck Jones in college and managed to get his autograph on this old peice of animation paper. A classic!

Leggettes Old Barn


I did this little sketch of our friends old barn before they did renovations and tore down part of it to re build. It had real character.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Illustration Friday/ Wedding

This topic reminded me of the poem, " The Owl and The Pussycat"

Monday, September 3, 2007

Ilustration Friday/Animal Alphabet "A" to "Z"


Alligator, Beaver, Chimp & Chicken, Duck, Elephant,

Fox , Giraffe, Hippo, Ibex, Jaguar, Kangaroo, Lion, Mink, Nightingale, Otter, Penguin, Quail, Raccoon, Skunk, Tiger, Ulysses Butterfly, Vulture, Wolf, Xenops, Yack Zebra.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Illustration Friday/Twist


Here are some twisty otters. They were done in watercolor with some pencil crayon. I haven't posted in quite some time and wanted to do something. This didn't turn out quite the way I wanted it to but it's a start. I should have done this on better paper, it didn't take to water very well and there are wobbles in it, but it kinda adds to the water effect.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Polar/Illustration Friday


A Polar Parade! The picture was a bit too large for my scanner, but I got most of it.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Illustration Friday/ Snap!


I haven't posted in a while, I've been very busy, but I wanted to post for this topic. I had to do it quickly and chose to do a more stylized design. Hmmm... Not too sure what I think yet, but here it is.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Illustration Friday/ Wired


The first thing I thought of when I saw this weeks topic was our "wired" Boarder Collie, Ben.