I’m not afraid to admit I put the pro in procrastination, quite effortlessly if I don’t say so myself. I knew that I needed to start working on my piece for an upcoming show at the East End Arts Council, here on Long Island. Typically, I’ll wait a few days before I need to hand something in, and believe me, it gets handed in on the last possible day to hand in work- ohhh well. By Thursday morning I started to work, I figured it would be nice and dry by Saturday, kinda maybe… Ode to the coldest longest winter ever, I decided for this show, I would felt a secret hideaway- a wintery grotto if you will. Multiple resists felted onto the outside of the vessel would give my wooly igloo shady little awnings and outer space like textures that would cast shadows, hence the show’s theme. The light could also shine through the top, where I cut a space to illuminate the tiny pods that hung from the cave’s ceiling. There aren’t many felted pieces in the show, so hopefully it’s enjoyed by all. Be sure to check out the vessel workshop if you’re local and want to give it a whirl (you should, they’re so much fun to make). Happy felting!