This was warlock, a moment of madness informed me it was a good idea to make a black cat, a wholly black cat. I made the cat, spent hours scissor sculpting the rotten thing and then adding tiny ultra suede teeth. For the record, I loathed this cat, but Kevin told me the cat was ok, leave the cat alone, someone would love it. I saw no market for road kill. This is as he was, full frontal mass of darkness, and from the side where you can probably see he has a cat's nose after all!
Anyway, I was sick of putting the cat on my stand, I wasn't happy with him, I never for a moment thought he was going to sell. I came home from visiting a bear fair and went through my bears, kicking out the ones that I thought didn't hit the grade, and donating them to whoever wanted a free bear. This thing though Kevin insisted had to stay.
I couldn't face putting this sub-standard creature out, didn't want to look at him anymore, threw a tantrum and got out my felting stuff, that I have never used.
Hours later, stress relieved by stabbing the rotten thing in the head, I now have Mog. The question is, this being my first ever needle sculpted thing...did I improve it or just wreck it further?
andrea you have had me in stitches reading your subject poor kitty lol but improvement defo just adorable i love the face and the needle sculpting has bought this cat more alive ... i loath making anything from black the last black cat i made i cut it to bits lol re used the nose the eyes the lot lol i just cant do black lol
Melissa, I know what you mean, black bears are soooo difficult and awful to photograph. I have one lady who keeps asking me for black bears as well and talk about eyestrain when you are trying to sew them!!! eeekkk
Apologies, to the others here. I feel a bit of a git at the moment, I've just read about Marilyn's bad news and her loss and I feel awful about the title of this entry now. I'm really sorry if I've offended or upset her, I'm not really that much of an insensitive ass, I just hadn't visited Bearhugs at that point. :doh:
No, please don't worry! I am neither offended nor upset as I know your title had nothing to do with my problems!!!!!
Going onto happier things ... yes, black mohair can be a pain to work with and equally difficult to photograph! But what a transformation by doing the needlefelting, something I would like to have a go at sometime. Do you just needlefelt over the top of the muzzle or do you have to cut the muzzle off and attach a needlefelted muzzle to the head? (if you see what I mean!) I have never seen it done so I don't know I'm afraid!