Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lark Books 500 Felt Objects

I am on cloud nine!  In today's mail was a notice that my wet felted piece, "Portrait of Lena" was accepted for inclusion in the upcoming Lark Books publication "500 Felt Objects".

I just can't believe it!  That piece was magical for me right from the start.  It won several ribbons before it was sold to a renowned photographer who lives in Paris, France - sob, sob.

It was really hard to photograph, so I had it professionally done by Petronella Ytsma.  The photo above is an edited version of her photo.

Maybe I should do a portrait of my ram Harwell, but call it "Portrait of Ole".  ;-)

15 comments:

  1. How incredibly awesome is that???
    You have got to be so thrilled!

    PLEASE come teach a painting with felt class at the retreat!!!!!!

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  2. Congratulations Becky - so happy for you.

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  3. Becky, Wonderful work, so regal, ethereal and a bit haunting. Yay, yay, yay, happy dancing here for you having the work go into a book. Congratulations, Jane

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  4. Thanks everyone! I can't wait to see the book when it's released in September.

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  5. Wonderful news! and what a beautiful piece!! I'm so happy that it will be published!! I can't wait to purchase the book!! Congrats!!

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  6. Oh my Becky, I knew you were talented, and this one is spectacular!
    I recently passed along a link to your blog from someone inquiring about fiber art.
    Are you going to bring some of your fiber art to display at WSWF? We are looking for as many display & demo ideas as we can get for this fall.

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  7. Congratulations, Becky. Your work is really beautiful.

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  8. Thanks Karen, Kelly and everyone for the comments. My potter friend has suggested that I do a series of 10 of these. I have to admit, I'm still not done framing my pasture series of eight pieces. But I've got several other sheep portraits in mind if I ever get done with all my paperwork.

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  9. An acclaimed artist. You are a work of art yourself. I will enjoy watching your career grow. Vonnie

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  10. Congratulations! I am on the same Cloud 9 -- my entry got in too! So exciting! :-)

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  11. Congratulations Morna! I can't wait to see the book. It's really cool to hear from others who will have work in the book. I just visited your blog, wonderful photos and interesting text. I love that you "troll" the web at night. :-)

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  12. Thanks Vonnie! I'm so glad that you are working on an R & D grant this year too. I hope we can bounce things off each other as we go through this. Looking forward to our May meeting and seeing where everyone is at.

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