Saturday, October 1, 2011

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Laura C Frazier

Friday, September 9, 2011

New Blog!

Come visit my new web site and blog at
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I don't want to lose all my followers with the change.

For two new posts, come on over

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are well!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sitting Kitty: Cat Sculpture

This kitty was commissioned for Mother's Day by a daughter. The kitty's name is Bonkers and she had a habit of sitting in a most "unladylike" position. 

Buddha-esque or Yoda, maybe?
Here's Ms. Bonkers herself. A big girl with beautiful gold/green eyes.

Getting those full jowls and the double chin were essential to capturing her character.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Red Fox Sculpture

Recognize this critter from your backyard? 
This was a commission for a young man from his parents. 
I loved working with the coloring of the fur on the body. My favorite thing is working the details of the face.
It was hard to say goodbye to him on Friday.
100% homegrown natural colored and hand dyed wool. No armatures.

Before looking at close up photos of wild foxes, I hadn't noticed how the color is red roan on the haunches. It gets darker toward the head.

The physical build of a fox is an odd combination of cat and dog characteristics, I think.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

FarmGirl's Nigel (Blue Ewe Dixie x Byland's Jericho)

This is the newest addition, born Tuesday night. Cute little ram with blue eyes (no splits).

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Byland's Jericho -- For Sale. JSBA registered.

Jericho is a real sweetie! Because I use portable netting to graze my land, I've kept a halter on him. I catch him and I can lead him, tie him, shear him or haul him. He's had 3 crops of lambs for a total of 7. His son FarmGirl's Calvin has sired two lambs this year. Jericho's ewe lambs have done very well at SAFF (Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival): firsts and thirds out of large ewe lamb classes. He has 4 very symmetrical horns and the nice black spots on his knees and ankles. Each of his eyes has a stripe of blue near the bottom of the pupil.

Jericho has been tested for Tay-Sachs and is negative: G444R-/-

My previous posts has photos of his two ram lambs from this year.

Jericho must go to a good home.    $250.00    336-971-3834 or  farmgirlarts[at]

Monday, March 28, 2011

FarmGirl's Levon and Shenanigans! (Perfect Spot Chelsea x Byland's Jericho)

This is Levon. He looks just like his dad, Jericho. What a fleece!!

This is Shenanigans. He is quite frisky. His bone structure is finer than Levon's.

Look at this fleece!!!

FarmGirl's Lilith (Patchwork Paris x Swan Valley Kingsley)

This is Paris' first time lambing. Lilith required a tiny tug on her front legs and then she slid right out.

She has a smile and a special dot on her nose! The way her eyes are set reminds me of her dad, Kingsley.

Paris is such a good mother. She even lifts her back leg to make it easy for Lilith to grab a nipple.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Dog Portrait: Bryn (chow/collie mix)

This was a gift to a teenage daughter on her birthday from her parents. Was fun to work on this dog because I know everyone! Looking at the photos today, if I could change anything it would be to add more hair around the head/neck area.

Left ear up, right ear down.

Several layers of dog hair carded in with dyed Suffolk wool to get the dual coat look and texture.

Funky tail curl over the back and darker shorter hair on back.

Tail and underside have longer fluffy hair.

This is Bryn in real life.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Panther on the Prowl

My son attends Paisley International Baccalaureate Middle School. I sculpted this panther to benefit the school's Fine Arts Night fundraiser. I hope someone will like him enough to buy him to support the school!

The Paisley Panther On The Prowl

Monday, February 21, 2011

Elephant Sculpture: "The Matriarch" is in the House!!!

Some 80 hours, 14 ounces of wool and many wrinkles  later, photos of the Elephant Matriarch follow:
(Ginny Weiler, Photographer)

She measures 8.5 inches tall x 13 inches long (trunk to tail). No armature was used. All wool!!

Imagine a 14 ounce pile of fluffy Suffolk down wool needled tightly into this shape.

The tusks were the hardest part of all!

I loved adding the wrinkles here, trunk, sides, back legs, flanks, ears, etc.

The Quarter is there just for scale.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In the Studio: Elephant

Houston, We have Ears!

Ears and gray really helps!

Don't know when I'll ever embark on such a large sculpture again!

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Elephant Just Before Details Are Added

The completed "core" of the elephant. Next comes adding the ears, end of the trunk (with a surprise), color, wrinkles and other details.

This has been one mammoth of a project!! (pun intended of course)

Quite funny looking without the ears and tusks!

Here you can see the opening of the ear around which will be the huge flaps.

A very strangely shaped creature, I must say. I'm excited to see it finished!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Elephant in the Middle of My Life!

I'm working 8 hours a day trying to finish the elephant for Hampton House Gallery's Small Art/Big Heart show and fundraiser. It's due tomorrow. Eeeeeekkkk! Here are some photos: where I started yesterday and where I start today.

Basic Shape, after the bones

Basic Shape, after the bones

Looking more like an elephant. Right now he is 6.5 inches tall and 9 inches long.

Today I hope to finish the entire sculpture in the core white and only have to add gray and details tomorrow.
 Did I say "only"?
When I started this project, I had no idea how large it would be. It just wanted to be huge. What could I do? Sometimes the pieces have a mind of their own and I just allow them to take shape.
If I finish this in time, it'll be a miracle!