Saturday, January 2, 2021

About Face - First Felt of 2021


HAPPY NEW YEAR, HAPPY ABOUT FACE BEING BOLD AND BRAVE. 

I'm calling my first felted piece of 2021 "ABOUT FACE" which seems very apropos in this new year.  A reversal of direction and a complete 180 from 2020 is what I wish and hope for this new year.  Not only do we need to put the killer Covid 19 pandemic behind us but we also need to change our attitudes, act civilly and do the right thing.  At a minimum wear a mask and get vaccinated when it's available to you and by all means support your local restaurants and shops. Be kind, strong, empathetic and loving.  My hope is for less chaos in our country and more working together to get the USA and the world back on track from our lost ways.  


My "About Face" felted neck warmer is also about women facing challenges and fears to go forward with fortitude and strength being the best woman you can be in this new year.   Several women's faces are abstractly incorporated in this felted piece along with my message of being bold and brave engraved in the form of free motion stitching.


This felted cowl was created with super fine merino wool roving, hand painted silks and other silk fabric, viscose, ramie, tussah silk, Kozo paper, free motion stitching and colored markers and paints.







A brand new start in 2021



Be bold and be brave!


Hand made felted pin with free motion stitching and beads


Some of the women's faces in the felted neck warmer:













8 comments:

  1. Beth this is such a beautiful and meaningful creation. Bless your heart ♥️ my friend. You are a good soul

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    1. Thank you so much Lee, I really appreciate you leaving such a beautiful comment. Let me know when you are coming back to SoCal.

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  2. WOW! You have hit the mark in this piece. It is bold, brave, and beautiful - with a message of pain, love, and hope. Praying for a better 2021.

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    1. Oh Louise, thank you so very much. Wishing you a year of change for all the very best. One of these days we will get together so let me know when you make plans with your friend in Santa Barbara. By any chance, is that Val? If so, we all should get together.

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  3. You have merged all your creativity and strength as a woman into this meaningful and luscious wrap! It is simply gorgeous with a powerful message!!! Wishing you a most glorious new year!

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    1. Oh Ellen, this means so much to me coming from an artist like yourself. Thank you so very much my friend. All the best to you and fingers crossed on getting together later this year.

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