Monday, July 13, 2009

my swan


my next felting exercise was supposed to be a birdie on a tree....
but i thought it would be too difficult (as my second trial),
~ plus, i am a bit lazy and moody these days... because of the people on the *island*... ok i shouldn't go into that now ~
so my second felting exercise became a SWAN!

i got this idea while flipping through a magazine...

it actually took longer than expected..
spent most of the time on the neck.
something just didn't look quite right with the neck.
then i decided i needed a second opinion and asked somotu...
i asked him, "what do you see?" when i held up the half finished swan.
"i don't know... a duckie maybe?"

ok, i guessed the neck was really problematic. so i went back and worked on it some more.
asked somotu again.... his response was still a bit, well.... not so promising...
went back and continued to work on it...
this went on for many rounds.... until he finally said, "hmmm... it's better...... but..."
and i stopped him right there.... i think it is good enough for me!

then i added some pieces of lace and a little flower....
i am thinking of turning it into a brooch for my weekend tote bag.

but before adding the pin to the back,
i have another idea....
will see if i am time to do that tonight... not feeling well today...

p.s. i actually do think the neck part is still.... hmm... i think it can be thinner and more curvy....
next round... hopefully can make a better looking swan....

7 comments:

dapan said...

it's a swan but little bit more curvy will be better. ^^

vanilla said...

its nice already
em how big is she??

Jenny

www.johnsonmak.com/vanilla

aileen :: motu said...

dapan ~ yes yes i think so too... hope i can make a better one next time... i think the head should be a little bit more "downward" too...

vanilla ~ thx you are so kind.. it's about 5cm tall...

babysweat said...

very pretty

candlelite said...

it's elegant! don't poke your fingers though!! ^^

sabe said...

very nice! can i order a bigger swan brooch (but not a too feminine lace lace one)?????

aileen :: motu said...

hahaha... i actually thought about you when i made it. i recalled the big tree brooch you had... hahahahaha... okok i will make a BIG swan.... only when i can get more white wool....