Sunday, December 7, 2008

NFEST November Challenge Collage

November 2008 Challenge Collage

Well, everyone must be really busy with all those handmade, eco-friendly Christmas orders! We only had one entry for our November Challenge Theme of "Earth, Wind, Fire and Water". Gerry of Gourmet Felted created this adorable Jack Russell Terrier digging deep into the Earth to find his long buried bone.

Gerry's shop is and this cutie is for sale! To see him directly click here

Gerry's work will be in the February "Teddy Bear Review Magazine" which is on shelves now!

Since we only have the one entry, we have some space to learn a bit more about this talented needlefelt artist.

Bio~ORIGINAL ARTIST SCULPTURES~~MADE FOR YOU, FROM THE HEART~~ONE OF A KIND~by GERRY I love textiles! I love dogs! Put them together = needle felting, which is sculpting with wool. I've always been most happy expressing myself artistically. When I was a little girl, I even painted seashells...and yes, I DID sell them by the seashore!! I love knitting and working with textiles of every color and texture. It is most fun to sculpt a fluffy pile of wool into a dog. When a dog is created in a few hours, it is like a miracle! They are made from the heart and I put much love into each one of my creations. I get so much happiness from making these little dogs, and also from the joy that it gives others. People have told me that they have tears of happiness when they open the box and see their little replica of their pet.

Thank you, Gerry, for sharing a bit about you and entering our Team November Challenge with this dynamic needlefelted wool sculpture!