Spectacular, Inspirational Autumn

A few photos from my walk today near South Salem High School.

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Candy for artists!  Need I say more?

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Pine Barrens “Sandy Trail” Inspired scarf

Coyote Tracks or Children of the Earth Foundation is having an auction to help support the scholarship program they offer some children. I decided to offer a scarf that is inspired by the sandy paths we walk through the pine and oak trees there. There’s always debris along the edges which is usually great for making tinder bundles, when the leafy debris is dry.  Whatever you do, don’t sit in the sand, unless you want chiggers!  I always end up with plenty of chigger bites by the end of my stay there.  I can’t resist sitting in the sand.

This scarf is reversible with one side featuring more gold and yellow silk details and the other side featuring more dark browns along the edges.  There are no chiggers in this scarf.  This scarf has not actually been to the pine barrens (yet) but I think it might make a good camouflage scarf for the sandy trails there!

The scarf is made of fine merino wool (next to the skin soft) and silk fiber.

The auction is being held online through the Children of the Earth Foundation (COTEF) from November 18 through December 3.

Click HERE to see the Children of the Earth Foundation website.

“Layers of Fluff!”

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Here is the felted piece that seems to be lively and almost dancing.  I have since added some things (photo coming later in another post) but I loved this before piece as well so thought I would share.  Below is a slideshow of the details of “Layers of Fluff.”  This  piece is approximately 18″x16″.

“Layers of Fluff” was felted using merino wool, Jacob’s wool locks, and dyed silk hankies.

I will post the new look of “after the additions” soon and I am curious which people will say they like better.  I would appreciate your opinions.  Thanks!

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“Among The Coral” – A felted painting.

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“Among The Coral”  Approx. 18″x24″

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Slideshow above are detailed images of “Among The Coral”.

I’ve had some requests for wall art so I’ve been creating things in the past few months.  This one, which I’ve titled “Among The Coral”, was inspired by a beautiful dried leaf which twisted and exhibited amazing colors.  Once I laid out the colors, the piece looked more like a water picture so I added some little moving orange inhabitants.

This piece is of dyed merino wool, silk, alpaca, vintage sari pieces, and sparkly sequins.