For many weeks now – maybe longer – I’ve been working on relatively small scope projects, something that I’ll finish in 4 to 6 hours. And I’m feeling a need to worked on some larger, more complicated, more detailed, and just, in general “more” projects. So here’s the result of about a week into my first one.
Meet the “Lady of the Lake” – my interpretation of a seminal character from the great Arthurian legend. At this point, I’ve finished needle felting the otter, creating the base, and attaching her to it.
The base is a piece of gourd that I painted. I coated it with clear gesso so that the paint would stick but also reveal the beauty of the gourd surface in unpainted areas. There are 1/4″ thick bolts glued with two-part epoxy to the armature that allow me to connect her to (or remove her from the base). Quite an engineering feat, I think, but wish I had thought of it sooner in the process – next time!
So, the remaining elements are her costume, the dragonfly that has alit on her paw, and two frogs ar her base. Onward!!!