I’ve grown to love silk, it’s really like wool isn’t it, it keeps you warm and it’s easy to clean and it’s just pretty and feels good against your skin.
So I’ve bought some blank silk scarves from the craft store and some silk paints, Marabu iron fixed dyes for the first round and then later I will get the steam fixed ones. Those are the fancy ones you’re not supposed to buy at first, you have to work your way up to those.
Silk is moody, it will work with you one day and the other it takes more patience, so you have to treat it with patience. So far I’ve made two scarves, one with bugs and one with the raven (I used a drawing I had previously done for reference). The raven looks good.
Needle felted Christmas ornaments are great because they are light and you can fill the tree with them without making it heavy.
The only thing that must be noted, your cat may have extra interest in it because it’s 100% natural lamb wool and the wool scent may give her flashbacks and bring up the urge to kill. Like a yarn ball does.
Once upon a time, when it was the time of many snowflakes and a bit of warmer temperature than usual. While unique and beautiful, no falling snowflake shall stand alone! Together, they will become a snowman. True story, I cry every time.
Happy Halloween and somehow Inktober 2016 has ended so quickly!
I hope everyone who enjoys drawing knows about this challenge already, if you don’t then put it into your calendar for the next year to draw one ink drawing a day for the entire month of October. Each day has a preset theme, you need to google it then. It’s fun, I promise :3
If you’ve ever tried needle felting, you know how long process it is, but then you also know how flexible the material is and how awesome it is that you can take a handful of wool and turn it into any shape, a little sculpture or textile. Also, as working space and tools go, you only need a little desk space and one needle.
I guess the main reason ravens are on these paintings is that they’re gorgeous.The other reason is that they’re awesome birds. Smart (Quote: “Their beak cannot open tough skins of the carcasses, that’s why when they encounter a big corpse, they make calls that attract wolves and foxes to the site and the large carnivores can break the carcass”, playful( Video: rolling around in the snow) and they do random stuff ( Quote “anting feels great if you’re a bird”)
When it comes to intelligence, these birds rate up there with chimpanzees and dolphins. In one logic test, the raven had to get a hanging piece of food by pulling up a bit of the string, anchoring it with its claw, and repeating until the food was in reach. Many ravens got the food on the first try, some within 30 seconds. In the wild, ravens have pushed rocks on people to keep them from climbing to their nests, stolen fish by pulling a fishermen’s line out of ice holes, and played dead beside a beaver carcass to scare other ravens away from a delicious feast.
If a raven knows another raven is watching it hide its food, it will pretend to put the food in one place while really hiding it in another. Since the other ravens are smart too, this only works sometimes.”
You can read rest of the 10 raven facts in this blog: http://mentalfloss.com/article/53295/10-fascinating-facts-about-ravens
I’ve tried a lot of different stuff with ravens and I feel like they’re a great subject. All done with brushes and inks, on 20x30cm loose canvas. Some of these are for sale in my shop on Etsy (shipping is worldwide and I’m located in Estonia, North-Europe): www.5erg.etsy.com