• Custom pet portraits

    This is my Little Man done in wool roving. Check out more of my custom pet portraits at www.lacharlsartnest.com
  • Fabulous fun art! Fabulously fun to create and to share.

    I'm so excited to now be offering hand made tiny art sculptures made from %100 real wool roving.
    This art is called, felting. Just like painting I discovered this form of art while pursuing something else.
    I wanted to take a drawing class many years ago but could only find painting classes. So I thought I might as well give it a try. It was the most natural thing in the world for me. My second painting turned out so beautiful it now hangs in the office of a prestigious doctor. Once I learned what supplies I needed to paint I left the class and began painting on my own just taking a class here are there. I suppose it's what people call, a natural talent.
    I discovered felting when learning a women who bought a painting from me did it. I saw her work and I was mesmerized. I'd never seen such life like mianature animals.
    This women helped set me up with what I needed to begin creating my own art with wool roving. Her shop is called CurlyFurr and can be found on Etsy.com She has turned out to be a great friend as well as a mentor in the world of felting.
    I'm enjoying this form of artistic expression so very much. It's like sculpting, painting, and needle work all at the same time. It is one of the most rewarding things I've ever done.
    I hope my love and fascination for felting contributes to my creating art that people will truly enjoy.
    Of coarse I still love painting and continue to also make my own hand made paper that I paint three dimensional bird nest on.
    Recently I've begun making custom animal portraits with wool roving. People seem to love them so I'm thrilled about that. I get to create something another person loves and have great fun doing it.
    I'm so happy when people visit my shop. I appreciate their being interested in my work. I hope as always I can add joy to someone's life through art.