Oh. My. Gosh. This took me so long! I don't know how many thousands of deviations I scrolled through. I wish some of the transitions were a bit smoother, but overall I'm really happy with it and I found some really awesome work! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! I think I'll continue with theme and do a spread on each color. What do you think?
Until Next time
Calendar Of Tales Concept Art
Guten Abend Devlings! I'm pretty sure most of you know about Neil Gaiman's Calendar of Tales project since it popped up in the contests in my inbox. I've been following it since Neil was asking questions on Twitter. I love the whole project idea and how interactive and collaborative it is. I'm hoping to submit some artwork to the project (assuming I can get it done in the next 14 days! Ahh!!) and drew up some concept sketches. I posted them on my blog tonight, so I thought I'd share them over here. You can read the full blog entry here. February Tale July Tale Both are concepts for sculpture. The sky-whale is going to be a needle felt woo
Shards Of Inspiration 1
Hello Devlings! Today I'm featuring some of the work on dA that really inspires me. Each piece really makes me want to go *do* something with my own artwork and gives me something to aspire to. Of course, inspiration and aspiration can be a double edge sword because sometimes I end up battling my inner critic when I look at all the wonderful work and I despair that I'll ever be "that good" or "good enough". I used to let those thoughts get to me and keep me from my art, especially because I struggled with thinking that art wasn't really something I could do by way of a career. I thought I had to find some sort of "real job", so I floundered
My Little Monster
Aloha Devlings! Just wanted to talk a little bit about my latest uploads, since it's one of my most favorite things I've made; a felted Stitch! (From Disney's Lilo & Stitch if you are unfamiliar.) Isn't he adorable? Mind, he likes to tie knots in my yarn, but still, you can't help but love him. Making him was a lot of fun, though all those fingers and claws got a bit tedious! He's 100% wool, no wire or filler, and very firm. I also gave him all his proper appendages. It's pretty rare to find a Stitch stuffie with his 6 arms and all the antennae, but that's my favorite form, so of course I felted him that way. Here are some detail views: He
Updates / Kara's Big Feature Project!
Hi There Devlings! Well, I feel sheepish! It's been almost 6 months since I last journaled. Life in the interim has been good and bad. I spent the fall quite busy with teaching and a last craft faire or two and didn't have the mental energy to spare for anything else, but after that my depression reared it's ugly head for about 3 months straight. It was particularly bad timing too since those 3 months were supposed to be my inventory creation months. Instead, I spent November, December, & most of January escaping into books and in a fog that clung to my mind in heavy banks and drifts, obscuring everything in gloom. I couldn't do anything cre