The emergence of spring has fully awakened the craft within me. My connections to Athena have never been stronger... resulting in a feverish call to create. So, I decided to explore a craft that is new to me but ancient to the world... felting with wool (using the wet felting process). Thus far, I have created three pieces. My first was merely a chance to learn the process. My second piece was a chance to explore the creative elements of "painting with wool" and resulted in a small book bag inspired by blooming dogwoods. My third piece embodied everything I had hoped it would.... an artistic expression of springtime in California. With the Kindred's guidance and Athena's blessings, I hope this is just the beginning of wool crafting at Gaia's Gardens.
Janet Furr-Kalpakoff (Gypsy Tenaj)