Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Children

Here are the latest editions to our 2010 Easter family...

I enjoyed creating the children, but I find animals so difficult! That hare just didn't want to seem to come into existence! I'm continuing to build our easter sunday story around these characters as well as the wise ones of the forest from my previous post.


This shot looks like an album cover or something I thought! Posers! Hehe...

I tried to make the children look like they could have come from any typical fairy tale - but after sitting back and looking at what I'd done, I realised that I would also like to create some less stereotypical anglo-saxon dolls as I feel the celebration of all ethnicities is integral to the lives of our children. After finishing off these little ones I also feel the urge to try my hand at some less definied figures. I've been making them all quite solid as Aria has been teething and I wanted them to withstand any task she had for them and for her to play freely with them. Even so, next I think I'll try some more flowing, delicate and less formed little souls that may remain hung up or on a higher shelf just to look at.

If I don't manage another post before Easter I'd like to wish everyone a beautiful and soul filled time ahead. May you all see with wonder anew, the sheer miraculous beauty of each family member around your table... I know I'll be aiming to focus on this (if I can manage to remember amidst all the hustle and bustle). A time to let go and welcome new life  and new beginnings (and by that I mean 'inner' life... no Mum, I'm not pregnant! :) hehe)


8 comments:

softearthart said...

Beautiful creations, love and light to you and yours this Easter. cheers Marie

Em said...

Your little people and hare are so cute! I have yet to give needle felting a go - will have to add it to the list ;)

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

Love all of your creations!

indigomumma said...

I thought I would pass on this comment on FB from my SIL "yr friend Melissa's felting IS AMAZING!!!!"

Wonderful creations Melissa, you are very talented. 'Hoppy Easter' to all. hehehehe :) Sorry, I couldn't resist that corny phrase! :)

Melissa said...

Thanks for the beautifully encouraging words ladies! I've had a few people ask if I'd like to start to make some to sell at the local market - not feeling quite confident enough yet, but am eager to give it a go! I truly appreciate all your comments, and a 'hoppy easter' to you too Elke! hehe

Jen said...

You know, I find animals really hard, too - much harder than people. So funny to read you talk about that - you're not alone - lol!

What I love about needlefelting is that the creations are all so different. Even if you & I sat down to create the same thing, our technique would differ, our tension, and the handmade qualities would differ. It's really a beautiful art and I agree - your creations are lovely and definitely you should share them with others through a shop!

I always love reading what you're up to :D

Blessings and Happy, Happy Easter!
Jen

Anonymous said...

Well done they are so beautiful.
Love Wendy
Happy Easter we are in Australia too in Sydney

Tan Family said...

Welcome to the little Easter creatures! You are a masterful needlefelter. :)