Lambs

serendipity_twins

Serendipity’s twins (‘Sunny Jim’ and ‘Lola’)  –  SOLD

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‘Sunny Jim’  –  Ram Lamb

sunny jim

Sunny Jim and I share the same color ‘hair’.

Snowdyn_twins

Snowdyn’s twin lambs: ‘Noah’ and ‘Dottie Angel’  –  SOLD

wooly wednesday – shearing

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I’ve been busy skirting this year’s wool clip. Bella, one of my favorite natural colored Shetland ewes. I’m really fond of her variegated fleece for the depth and tactile quality! She’s expecting late April.

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…and her daughter, Blinke.

I love my sheep!!

wooly wednesday: sheep on the go!

I have been cleaning/re-organizing my ‘new’ work space for weeks now! I needed to C R E A T E something with a piece of scrap canvas that I had purchased (quite a while ago) at a tag sale for a whopping $3.

THIS wooly sheep blanket provided inspiration for my canvas wall art.

workroom project

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My husband made a DIY frame from scrap lumber to which we stapled the canvas.

sheep on the go

I applied several coats of Gesso/primer. I then re-created (sketched) multiples of my ‘logo’ sheep onto the canvas.

sheep a go go

Because I wanted to create a ewe-nique texture (and reproducible pattern) for each individual sheep, I used an assortment of plain old rubber stamps that I had in my collection.

I used black acrylic paint for the head and legs and hand-applied/inked the stamp (also with acrylic paint) and worked within the outline of my sheep to create a ‘wooly fleece’. Each sheep’s fleece is ewe-nique… can you see??

The finished canvas measures about 43-inches by 31-inches and will grace my wall in my work space… as soon as I attach some hanging hardware [wink]. TA DA… my “Sheep on the Go” wall art masterpiece.

flock of sheep

I even added a black sheep. Every family/flock has one…??!