What follows is her interview with threadanimals.
* How did you get started making thread animals?
My favorite medium is needle felting. I enjoy this medium because of its versatility and endless possibilities. You can take a bag of wool and turn it into virtually any shape you want!
Hhhmmmm, I think my favorite colors to work with change with what mood I in…. Overall I like to work with light, soft, warm colors.
It seems my favorite is almost always the one I’m currently working on or have just finished. I think I can become so involved in what I’m making at the moment that I become really close to it. After the little face emerges and those big eyes look up at me…. I think…. Oh this is my favorite. And then it happens again with the next creation….
I sell my creations on ebay under the user ID zadacreations. I am currently working on updating my website to sell directly on http://www.zadacreations.com/.
Ginger by Patricia
* What are your other hobbies and interests?
I have always loved to draw and paint. I’m learning doll sculpting from my Grandma and really enjoying it. (My Grandma has been a Doll Artist for as long as I can remember. She is my biggest inspiration both artistically and personally!)
* Any advice you would like to share for beginner artists?
Don’t give up, you learn a little something from each creation you make, sometimes what to do and sometimes what not to do. ;o
(At right is a needle felted fawn..Zadara...)
THANKS PATRICA! Everyone please go check out her website http://www.zadacreations.com/ and also her photo album in the group at www.groups.yahoo.com/group/threadanimals
January saw several of our members being nominated for a TOBY award.
Below are Princess Cali by Margaret Weiss and North meets South by Bobbie R.
The ballots will be available in the march/april issue of Teddy Bear and Friends. If you don't have a subscription you might consider getting one, threadanimals are often featured.
We have seen some other beautiful bears and unusual creatures in January...here is just a sampling. If you would like to see more, please check the Jan 08 photo album in our group.
PB by Marjorie and Felicity by Stepfanie
Zoey by Jennifer Price
Angelica by Alison Farrow
The Smiling Amiguri style bear above is byBonBears.
It is hard to choose from all the bears in the album when putting together my blog. They are all fantastic. I just try to put together a sampling of what has been done. If I got something wrong, please let me know.
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