It is NO WONDER that Sonja is getting a waiting list for commissions! This little angel just stole our hearts!
“Meet Finn. He is a chi-chinese crested mix. Left at the shelter because his owners thought he was ugly. I think he is awesome.” ~Sonja shared he is no longer at the shelter … now with a friend 🙂
– Sonja Weeks Oswalt, Tennessee
This portrait is nothing short of stunning! Visit our fb friends group for pictures of her work in process.
“My portrait of my Zima is finished. It feels so good to have this almost living memorial. I can pet her 🙂 Thank you Living Felt for the inspiring tutorials. I would never have attempted this without your help.”
– Doris Waschinski, Canada
We are just blown away by this incredible work of art!
“Dear Living Felt,
Howdy, my submission is a needlefelted dog portrait of my neighbors dog Maximo. Maximo, the portrait, is 13″ x 7″ x 1/2″. Maximo, the dog, lives next door to us and the portrait was a surprise thank you gift to Maximo’s owner.
I have made several dog portraits, they are on my Instagram at “tinamarrin”, but for Maximo’s portrait I finally had some great bright white batts from Living Felt! The portraits take about 30 hours to make because I layer on the fibers a few hairs at a time. I love the subtle hair-by-hair changes when I lay in color, lights and darks. I layer and layer until the dog morphs into the real spirit of how he or she really looks.
I never charge for my portraits, they are a labor of love and always elicit a tender emotional response from their dog’s owner, that response is my payment.
Photo credit goes to my husband George Woods : )
Thank you so much!!”
Tina Marrin, California
Joyce Wall of New York is enjoying the medium of needle felting and wet felting for her realistic felted pet portraits.
Joyce shares with us, “I was an avid painter for many years but have found it harder to paint in recent years. Needle felting has given me the opportunity to express myself in a medium that is easier for me to do.”
“I am 83 years young and would encourage any one that is looking for an artistic outlet that is enjoyable to try it. I have had no formal training in it but continue to learn and get ideas from your newsletter and enjoy it very much.”
Thank you for the encouragement and inspiration Joyce and we are so happy to see you are continuing to grow and learn with your art!