Thursday, February 16, 2012

These past few weeks I've been doing a lot of needle felting.  I know, big surprise.  My newest creations are a grizzly bear and a honey badger, both of which are now up for sale in my Etsy shop.  I also just finished a memorial dog portait for a friend of my father's in Japan.  He is an architect and he named his beloved dog after one of his biggest artistic influences, Le Corbusier.

This is the honey badger.  It's pretty badass.

Le Corbusier

On the farm front, Emma and I are now drowning in eggs.  Our 25 hens are now laying at least 15 eggs a day!  We are getting our egg license next week so if anyone wants some free-range organically fed eggs, let me know!  We're going to be selling them for 5 bucks a dozen.
Recently, Emma and I have been spending a lot of money making a lot of big purchases for the farm, with the hope that someday we will make that money back...  We just bought our greenhouse, a three-point hitch adapter for our antique tractor (so it can actually use modern implements) and 2 bee packages (enough bees for 2 hives) all this past week.  So here's hoping for a successful first year!


  1. Lovely work you've done...I'm working on a commission of a man and his dog. It's really challenging to do a likeness of a real person or animal. I'm sure, by the looks of it, your friend will be very happy with the pup.
    The bear...stunning! The badger...badass indeed!
    We keep bees for a honeymaker up the road and it's so fascinating! All the best for a good year ahead.

  2. Thanks again Kerry. I know what you mean about the animal portraits. I didn't realize how difficult it would be until the first one I tried. Their faces are just as individual and varied as ours.