"Lucy" - needle felted wool over armature. Inquiries.
Inigo: That a miracle pill?
Valerie: The chocolate coating makes it go down easier, but you have to wait fifteen minutes for full potency, and he shouldn't go in swimming after for at least--
Miracle Max: An hour--
Valerie: Yeah, an hour--
Miracle Max: A good hour.
Inigo: Thank you for everything.
from The Princess Bride
A miracle pill!
We all want one. To cure whatever ails us. But sometimes it is nothing but rest, liquids, binge watching and making needle felted lambs.
"Lucy" was a new challenge (and not just because I was feverish). The armature underneath is very pliable (because lambs are unsteady on their feet, I suppose) so every time I worked on one part of her, the other part became, well, oddly shaped. But I hung in there and this sweet petunia is now my favorite. Fluffy goodness with a little pink to make us say "awwwww."
Pongo has noticed me eyeing him oddly as I convalesced this week. I blame it on the art. Once you begin creating something in 3D, you then look at everything (even your dog) and wonder "what kind of armature would I build to sculpt a [fill in the blank]?" In this case, a Great Dane. The ducks in the backyard are feeling the same eyeball. And my husband, well, let's just say he'd better not sit still too long or I will begin measuring his arms and legs for a properly proportioned armature.
But for today the wool is all gone, so until the next truck delivers a package of fluffy goodness on my doorstep, it is back to the studio to throw some paint.