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« on: September 11, 2013 05:51:58 AM »



Prototype for a workshop I will be teaching in November. I'm very pleased with how this came out. I want to do some variations. When I get a chance I also want to look for beads that might be used for the tentacle suckers. Octopi can do some amazing colors and patterns so there are lots of possibilities!! =^..^=
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013 06:42:15 AM »

That is amazing! Even the little suckers look so carefully done. That is going to be an awesome workshop.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013 07:58:09 AM »

He's amazing! I'm totally in awe of your felting skills  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013 07:59:48 AM »

so detailed! that is one amazing cuff! Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013 10:32:28 AM »

Wow! I love how intricate this is and of course- octopi rock! It really is the perfect motive and ...

I wish I could come to your workshop...

I really like this- and I waants oooone Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013 10:54:01 AM »

super rad
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013 11:07:24 AM »

So, so cool! Love it.
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2013 11:20:59 AM »

Wow! This is amazing. The detail is fantastic! I would love the see the variations you make!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2013 02:18:02 AM »

We have a huge fascination with octopods in our family and this is so awesome.  I also wish I was going to your workshop! It's going to be awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2013 03:16:27 AM »

Thank you!!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

I'm hoping to start work on a variation today. Years ago I remember watching a program on octopi and was totally enchanted with their ability to change colors. I am a fiber artist, but first and foremost - I'm a painter. All through the show I kept saying to myself: "I want to paint that!" LOL!! Eventually I will put this together as a class on CraftArtEdu, but not until after the workshop. I designed the project for that specifically. I designed another project for them which includes doing a "skinner blend" in fiber. 
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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2013 12:52:36 PM »

Posted this one my Facebook for a friend who loves octopus, cos this is amazing.
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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2013 02:38:45 PM »

Thank you very much, SiFiMom!!!  Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=

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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2013 01:58:15 AM »

I know how felting "works" but sculpted felt always makes me do a double take. This piece is kind of awesomely mind blowing.
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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2013 01:20:27 PM »

THank you!!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=

This is a Bas-Relief rather than full sculpture - I figured that worked better for a cuff.

Did a variation which took a lot longer to complete due to all the detail work.

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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2013 08:38:40 PM »

So completely super, awesome amazing!!!
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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2013 09:27:20 PM »

Wow- the variation is even more amazing and mindblowing -  this rocks! Did you really accomplish that in two days? ...
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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2013 10:22:40 PM »

I LOVE the new spotted variation! Beautiful!
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« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2013 04:03:27 AM »

Thanks so much!!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=

I started the Blue Ringed Octopus on Friday. I put in a good amount of hours then. I worked even more hours on it on Saturday and I didn't finish it until the afternoon yesterday - so probably something like 20 hours over three days to make this one.
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« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2013 10:05:51 AM »

That's beautiful!  Shocked I would wear that octopus everywhere!
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« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2013 11:22:14 AM »

That's beautiful!  Shocked I would wear that octopus everywhere!

ME TOO!

Actually, I think this might be perfect for a crown too---- oh, boy, would I wear that one! Grin
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« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2013 12:03:02 PM »

 Absolutely LOVE these. SO amazing. Wish I could take your workshop!
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« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2013 05:34:51 AM »

Astonishing!   Shocked
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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2013 06:46:42 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!
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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2013 02:56:20 PM »

Thank you so much!!!  Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=

That really makes my day!!
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« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2013 12:48:24 AM »

that's awesome, i know a few people who would kill to get their hands on that.
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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2013 12:54:28 AM »

Congrats on being featured! That is very well deserved Grin
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« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2013 08:46:27 AM »

that is so beautiful and detailed.  I love the idea of an animal cuff.  I have visions now of all sorts of critters dancing in my head, 
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« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2013 08:55:59 AM »

Both of these are terrific! Don't limit yourself to patterns that exist in nature, though. Who is to say an octopus never did it's little chameleon trick into zebra stripes? What if it was a purple and yellow zebra?

You are the creator.
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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2013 04:44:20 AM »

Lovely work !
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« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2013 06:26:17 PM »

This exquisite. I love the colors you used and  am so jealous of your talent.
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« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2014 06:34:08 AM »

This is amazing! I hope one day to have your skills at felting Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2014 06:51:57 AM »

Omg, this is so amazing! The colours are just fantastic too! ^___^
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« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2014 02:34:43 PM »

i am going to get out my needle felting stuff again
this is just WOW
the blend of colors, the position, the tentacles
it looks so realistic too!!
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