Several weeks ago I was investing time in Facebook and happened upon a post by Massachusettes artist Sara Desjardins. I'm kind of weak for vultures and I fell in love with her needle felted Gryphon Vulture.
I named him Valentino and he's about 8 x 11 and here are a couple of close up photos to show you more detail.
The detail on him is amazing and yesterday I was able to pick him up from the framer.
If you are in the Richmond, VA area I highly recommend Beveled Edge in Innsbrook. I use Steve for everything. It costs a kidney to get something framed but he knows exactly how to really make a piece special.
I have him hanging in a temproary location right now but soon everything is going to get moved around so that he has one of the primo spots in the house. I want all of my guests to be greeted by Valentino when they come to visit.
12/10/2016 07:21:11 pm
What a cool vulture! I can see why you like it. The framing for it is perfect. There's a great frame shop close to my home, and yes, it costs the earth. However, it is an art as well, and don't we all want to be well-compensated for our art, no matter what form it takes?
12/10/2016 07:38:49 pm
odd what will catch someones eye
12/10/2016 10:11:55 pm
I do like Valentino. Somehow, I think the nickname "Tino" fits him. His expression makes me think of an Italian gangster from some old film.
12/11/2016 07:58:37 am
That is some absolutely stunning work. you have a masterpiece.
12/12/2016 11:51:01 am
The piece looks wonderful! Years ago there was a place that would either frame for you or you could do it yourself in their work area, They would cut everything and show you how to put it together. That saved so much money! They are no longer in business, but I have learned enough that I can do a decent job, but not to the level Valentino is framed! I am sure there are a few tricks your framer knows that makes this piece shine!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.