I love this, being a huge fan of felting, I am enamoured by the color and textures here. Glad you got help to post it here tonight!
Loving the colour, texture and movement in your piece. Such depth and mystery, I want to lift up the hair and look under! Great piece.
Thank you for your encouraging comments much appreciated. A special thank you to Robyn for all her time and effort in helping me.
This is fabulous. Just loves those luscious lips.
Looks fantastic Chris, especially the hair and eyes. Can't wait to see it in the flesh.
What an amazing expression of emotion you have captured Chris. You demonstrate real talent and have produced a great art work! Face, hair, background colour and quilting, facial expression and like Lynn I love the texture.
I've recently started some felting and love it. Is this wet felted? It looks wonderful, however you made it!
What a felted beauty.....Chris, I love your approach to this project. Is it machine or hand felted?
Chris,You are obviously a wild woman! I love all the texture and the size of the face! You know, if you are going to feature your face, it should take control of the space and yours does.
Very cool!! One more technique that I want to learn now.
Wow!! I have also recently tried some felting...but NOTHING this fabulous!! Wonderful!!
Makes me want to run my hands through to feel the texture. You're one wild woman. Love it.
This background was wet felted and I needle punched with a single needle (as you would with a paint brush for the face). I have been itching to use this fibre for so long and 'felt' it was the right time. This is what I love about wool - so many ways to use it. The background was machine stitched. I am not sure if I am a wild woman but I am certainly not a mouse.
I want to TOUCH IT! :) so much fun!
I'm not sure I've ever seen a felted portrait before! It's marvelous and mystic and awesome!
Wow. This is incredible. I know nothing about felting, and this makes me want to explore. The texture and color is fabulous!
Thanks for your comments - I felt very unsure of joining this group ( I have never shown work to the public) but now feel really encouraged, I have enjoyed this challenge and will continue. The computer side of things is a steep learning curve and still very frustrating.