I only have time for a short visit as I am wildly busy getting ready for the NETA Spa, but I wanted to stop in and say hello, if even for a minute. I apologize for not being able to respond to comments last week, but as always, I LOVE hearing from you :-).
Last fall when I was working at Fryeburg Fair, I made a few beautiful purchases. Every year we have a "special" fiber artist whose work is on display for the entire week. This past year, the fiber artist was kept quiet until we all arrived to set up our spaces.
We were all quite surprised to see our very own Gale Belleu's work featured. Gale is the woman who works tirelessly for the fair, year after year, putting our schedules together and seeing that everything runs as smooth as possible for the week....and she does it well.
Gale found a new and different way to work with fiber. She calls it Hairlock Painting.
As soon as I walked in and saw that beautiful woolen rabbit, I knew that this woolen rabbit needed to have it.....but at the time, it had been promised to another.....Gale's mom.
At the end of the week, Gale came up to me and told me that she felt that the rabbit should go home with me.....and I agreed!
If you look at these pictures, the paintings are done on felted wool backgrounds. The painting itself is done, lock by lock with Llama hair. They are truly amazing.
I hope that you enjoy my new little friends as much as I do!
Hopefully next week I will be back at full steam again....until then....enjoy your days!