Today I wanted to tell you about the Quadra-dents, and show you how i made them. I know they should be Tri-dents but I like the look of Four points better than three. As frequently happens life gets busy or interrupts and plans get put aside for other plans. so i will get back to the quadra-dents i promise!
Unfortunately, last week I started to feel a bit better, so tried to catch up on gardening while sitting in a chair. I was working on weeding the tall pots along the driveway, transplanting catnip out and planting the herbs and vegetables in. I think I just did too much of it. To be fair the side yard and some of the back patio look much better. I will be having words with that chipmunk that seems to have other plans since he or she keeps digging deep holes in pots I have already planted and moving or removing things I had wanted there.
1-10 Maybe these will give inspiration, Highlights of the front, back and side yard (yes that is a portable forest. the city wont let me plant poplar trees in the ground so the self seeded ones that start in my garden get moved to pots and grow happily there)
I did get a bit of felting in between meds, Dr’s visits, checking out a walker and weeding.
11 it is important to check Vital ergonomics when getting a vehicle. My early cars were purchased on their ability to carry my warp waited loom in the hatchback. Now its wheels and fiber as well as the looms!
My Mer-teen is underway. i think she is taking after Mr. Mer since she also has great lats! (It must be all that swimming). My goal is to get all the under-structures done so I can look at the proportions and keep them in scale.
12 Skeletal Mer-teen, Mrs. Mer and Mr. Mer.
This time I started working from the head down instead of starting with the legs and tail then working up. I have varied the order of application of fiber each time and seem to be getting a good outcome from all three. So order may be more preference or to help keep in scale for the head and body. This time I am going to add hands after I have the rest of the body blocked in. That will allow me to lengthen where the wrist is, if I need to. I think the torso may be a bit long on her parents but I’m short wasted and don’t like water thus haven’t seen a mer-person so maybe they are longer wasted than I am.
I have yet again notice felting while listen to an audio book ( this time part of Wen Spencer’s Tinker series) while it is very productive, does make me forget to take photos. I remembered to take some as I switched books to Lynsay Sands’ the Trouble with Vampires.
I made latissimus dorsi, SCM and upper traps. I made use of the 3-needle pen tool, and the up to 20 needle tool (set up for 12 needles) and various single needles for different parts of the body, head and arms. i am continuing to use the slightly felted batt of alpaca in variegated shades of light brown- beige. it may felt a bit quicker with some wool content but i am liking the effect the alpaca is giving.
13-15 making and adding upper Trapezius
16-17 you can see the lateral superior border of pec major heading towards the bicipital grove, the deltoids, both the clavicular and sturnal heads of SCM and both clavicle.
I will keep working on the under-structure and hopefully will be ready to start the top layer soon.
I hope you are all having fun felting! Hopefully you are felting and relaxing out in your garden enjoying the summer! Stay safe and healthy!