Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sophie's Portrait

Here are a couple pictures of the real Sophie. She was the model for the felted dog in the previous post. Husband had me sculpt Sophie for wife's birthday. "She went nuts!" he said. Glad they liked it.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Making Contact

I must hand out 50 or so cards every week at the Farmers Markets. That's putting out money rather than bringing it in, but it's also making contacts and connections. Yes, I do sell some needle felting wool and yarn every now and again and I do get commissions for all kinds of critters, but slowly. I just hope that everyone who took a card to get back to me on a commission doesn't show up 3 weeks before X-mas!!!

I love sitting at my booth, needle felting away and having folks of all types come up to see what I am doing. Some think my work is way over-priced and hurry their children away. Others really get all the work that goes into each animal: feeding the sheep, shearing them, getting the wool washed and carded, dyeing the wool, not to mention the actual sculpting process. Those in the latter category tend to think I'm not charging enough. Interesting!

I'm just grateful that I can make money doing something that combines my love for animals and my ability to sculpt!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

At The Farmers Markets

I offer my sculptures and wool products at three farmers markets:

Krankies Farmers Market: Tuesdays 10am - 1pm.

Reynolda Village Farmers Market: Fridays 9am - 1pm.

Winston-Salem Farmers Market (Dixie Classic Fairgrounds) Saturdays 8:30am - 11:30am.

Look for more frequent posts here.