500 Felt Objects

I've received my copy of 500 Felt Objects (Lark Press), by Nathalie Mornu. What a gorgeous book! It is amazing, with so many incredible examples of felt fiber art, it takes my breath away. I am really, truly honored to be included in this international group of fiber artists.

The juror for this book was Susan Brown, associate curator of textiles at the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City. Brown was curator of the 2009 exhibit, Fashioning Felt, which was a spectacular assemblage of felt art. Just knowing that she looked at my work and chose to include it makes me feel extremely good.

The diverse objects run the gamut from garments to sculptural forms to home decor, with many stops in additional categories along the way. With so many diverse objects pictured, the layout of the book must have been a wonderful challenge. Art Director Matt Shay's thoughtful choices make the book a lovely pleasure to behold. You'll have to pick up the book for yourself to see how beautifully put together it is. As an enticement, here is a small selection of felt objects from the book:

Elena Kihlman: Rugiada Panel;  Pudelskern: Fat Sheep;  Malin Sjostrand: Carpet

Angelika Werth: Ode to the Fishmonger;  Sarah Fox: Home Bracelet;  Yeseul Seo: The Reborn Rabbit

Morna Crites-Moore: Pieces of Dreams

In other news, you may have noticed that my blog has a whole new look.  It is still a work in progress, but I think I have the general look figured out. I did it mostly because I was growing tired of all the brown in my former design. I love brown and I used to love having it as my background color, but somewhere along the way it started to look dark and depressing. I just started hungering for white and light, so here it is. 

I also decided to make my banner non-specific to a particular art form. Traditionally, I've represented myself with pictures of my fiber art, but I know jewelry will become more and more a part of what I do and I also do so much more here than just show my own work. So, instead of representing some particular art form, I hope my banner simply says: Something beautiful is happening here. 

I'd love to know what you think.