Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Marley Batsheva and her Amazing Bat Circus

I finally got the last piece done for my show. It's Marley Batsheva, named by two friends, and her bat circus. I had fun making the bats. They are needle felted over a wire armature, with felt wings and beads for eyes. Marley loves her bats. Here's her story:

Coming from a family of performers, artists, and writers, Marley decided to continue the tradition. She has created her own bat circus. She's not too fond of fleas. Bats are more petable.

Forgot to take the pin out of this bat. Oops! He's been skewered. They still need some practice, don't you think?

And look what I found at the craft store. I was looking for something else when I spotted these two beauties. The last two. I'm on the hunt for more but I believe I've missed the boat. Get it? Dracula was on a boat.... Anyhoo, I can't wait to paint and decorate them and see what dollie goes inside. My voodoo doll pins are too big. Drats! It doesn't matter. I'm creative.

I'm supposed to be taking it easy this week. A self imposed break of sorts before I get back into the creative swing of things. I will probably continue to rearrange things and get projects in order on my craft bookcase. See which dolls in progress I want to finish and get everything together to get started on new ones. Now, I've got the holidays to think about. I'm also thinking about a different background for my blog. Not satisfied with this one.

I have a lot on my creative plate for the rest on this month and year. I'm so excited, I can't wait to clue you in on some things. I will be doing more needle felted pieces and throw myself into some polymer clay. I can get back to my applique and finish off a quilt or two. My Etsy shop needs a lot of work, so that's on the list too. 

Have a great day!


Salem Stitcher said...

I missed your opening because I just got back from Chicago tonight but I WILL be heading to Hampton House this week to see all your treasures!

Wendy Luane Barber said...

I hope you enjoy my little people Salem Stitcher.

Kim said...

oh--love the bat circus!! I wonder what tricks they can do?? I can't wait to see what you do with the little coffin boxes- hope you share with us!!

Wendy Luane Barber said...

I'm thinking about a married couple for the coffins. I'm not sure. I have to finish mummy pins, do my commission of 12 pins, finish some felted bears and dress some naked dollies before I get to them. Maybe next year? LOL

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