Monday, January 25, 2016

Cute Little Corgi Mix: Shannon

Shannon was a commission for the Christmas season.

It's all in the eyes. I get so anxious when working hard to capture the
personality in the face. I usually end up in a sweat.
I had to get the knobby front knees just right and the smile.
I'm pleased with how the teeth and eyes turned out here.
The tail and legs on this Corgi had their own additions to the personality of the dog.

Some photos of the "real" Shannon follow:

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Eastern Gray Squirrel Sculpture! Izzy

A young man and his wife were given a tiny baby squirrel to rehab. They spent many hours
feeding and cuddling the baby they named Izzy until she grew old enough and strong
enough to be released into the wild. With hopefulness and sadness they put her in the 
trees and off she went. The young man's mother had me sculpt a likeness of Izzy for her son.

The tail took the longest because I added the llama fur row by row.

Needle felted sculpture of an Eastern Gray Squirrel. 12" long x 4" tall.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Here are a few of my recent  sculptures. I used these images for part of my application process to jury into Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc.

A Greek breed of sheep.

Kiwi the Australian Shepherd and his favorite toy.

Riley a  Wheaton Terrier.

Tailhook the cat.

Colorado College Tiger

Tyson the cat.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Holy Cow!

This is a recent commission of  my friend's pet cow, Yam. For more photos and information please visit this link:

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Very Late New Comer!!

Welcome to Darla!

Darla, an Icelandic ewe lamb, was born here Monday afternoon as a result of a unscheduled breeding at Stony Meadows Farm in January/February. I bought her mom, Candice, (pictured with her) uncertain of whether she was pregnant as a yearling.

As you can tell, Darla is teeny tiny! She was most probably born prematurely. Since her mom's milk had not come in, she needed some colostrum. I fed her frozen colostrum from my neighbor's dairy goats for two days. Her mom didn't understand about nursing her lamb, so we had to be a bit forceful with Candice once her milk did come in. Then Candice became a nursing mom.

Now Darla thinks it's time to eat some hay... and she's only 3 days old!!!

Icelandic Sheep have many, many different colors and color patterns. To me it looks like Darla is Mouflon and white spotted. But I haven't learned enough to say for sure. I'll leave it to the experts to determine! One thing's for sure: this breed is born with lots of long curls of fleece!!!
Candice's long fleece has grown since April 8th!

Here are more pictures of total cuteness!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Evolution of an Elephant

 This is the first member of a family of Elephants that were commissioned by a client in California,
 the Mother.
The next two will be babies!!

See how she grows!

Made of 100% homegrown Suffolk Sheep wool.

Now for some color!