I don't prefer cats over dogs . We have always had cats or dogs in our lives. Right now we have one very old cat named Ed Norton. He was found in a gutter drain as a tiny kitten. The name comes from the T.V. show the "Honeymooners". This spring he is turning 19 years old . Lucy the dog came to us via our son and daughter-in-law. They found her in Nepal on a visit over 10 years ago.
But for what ever reason cats have been flowing out of my needle work. I started with a very simple pattern that I made up and here they are. They have been a lot of fun to make.
The cats that are standing are about 3" from head to toe and about 31/4 or so long ,not including the tail. They are to small for the sewing machine so they are hand sewn and then needle sculpted . Hope that you enjoy them as I have.
Growing up in Iceland with its magical landscapes,the stories and believes of the Huldufolk, the "Hidden Folk" trolls and elves spark my dreams and filters into my work. Also the enjoyment that I have from my garden finds its way into some of my art. After all the work and heartfelt joy that goes in too each project, I am always surprised with what the final handmade pieces looks like,fells like and what it says to me. My work has been featured in the magazine "Art Doll Quarterly" spring 2007,Autumn 2007, and Winter 2008 issues. Was honored to participate in the Wayne Art Center "Art Doll Show" Philadelphia PA.