You ask, I deliver. New painting with wool kits available for preorder! These accompany my online course, Felt With Me. I've included all my favorites in this box: multiple pieces of wool felt, linen and burlap pieces for further exploration, foam pad (your work surface), five needles (two sizes), embroidery hoop, twenty colors of wool roving and batting, plus a bonus bag of wool bits for more color play. More info on the my courses and kits on my website. #paintingwithwool#feltwithme
This fur TEXTURE + LIME = ! Isn't there something so regal about side profile pet portraits? #paintingwithwool#petportrait
PS: If you are interested in teaching your art or craft in workshops/classes, see my last post. I don't want you to miss putting in your two cents!
Long post alert! I've been working on a little something on the side of creating art. It's a project that gives me butterflies, and I'm constantly thinking about it, which for ME is an indication that is HAS to be done. So I'm doing it. I'm putting together a guide of sorts for teaching workshops. I spent ten years as an educator before becoming a full-time artist, then continued to use those educator skills to teach art workshops. Teaching is incredibly rewarding, and once you start sharing your creativity in that way, you'll never want to stop! I'm so excited to share what I've learned along the way, and I want to help YOU start building and teaching workshops. So tell me, what topics around teaching are making you scratch your head with uncertainty? What would you like me to address in this guide to teaching workshops? Tell me below, or shoot me an email: email@example.com I can't wait to chat! .......................................................................................(:@janaehardy)
I decided it was finally okay to let go of this adorable mouse, so I've added her to my shop. (Sometimes I like to hang out with them for a while.) I titled this piece "She's a Dreamer," because this little mouse can do anything she sets her mind to. She's in my shop. Happy Monday, friends!
Only a few spots left in my local felting workshop at @thefreckledhenfarmhouse on June 25. We'll be learning how to needle felt a chicken like this one! All supplies included, plus you'll take home your felting tools for more creating later! Sign up at www.freckledhenfarmhouse.com-->click on Workshops Not local but still want to learn? Check out my felting ecourses at daniives.com!
Hey Colorado friends! I need your help. I'm looking for a workshop venue for September in Denver/Boulder/Fort Collins areas. If you know of a place, tell me below or tag them. (Or email firstname.lastname@example.org) Thank youuuuu!! #paintingwithwool
Hey guys--this is my face! I'm popping in tonight to let you know that my friend Brandy of @bellavitajewelry is doing a really cool interview series called Boss Lady. I recently had the honor of answering some questions for her. If you'd like to read the interview, head over to @bellavitajewelry and click on her profile link. (: @janaehardy)
L A Y E R S. For the last few months I've been creating larger portraits (#HAMportraits) , so scaling down to the smaller version for some of my summer commissions is an interesting change and a bit of a challenge. It's harder to portray details on a smaller scale in wool, so sometimes just a hint of a shadow or highlight or texture has to do what a more prominent detail in a larger portrait must do. ........................................................................................................#paintingwithwool#petportrait#etsyvideo#artistsoninstagram#daniives#fiberart#needlefelting
Go outside today and celebrate #NationalTrailsDay! I spend time on trails as much as possible and cherish our earth and its beauty. I will always be a steward for nature and animals and science. Always. PS: Check out my stories to come along with me on a hike today!
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I've got some DIY Cactus kits ready to ship TODAY if you're feeling crafty! The kits accompany my Cactus E-course and you can find links to purchase both under the Ecourses tab on my website. QUESTION: Would you be interested in a Painting With Wool kit?? I'd include my favorite needles/foam and fabrics and wools so you'd have everything you'd need to jump start a few projects. Let me know in the comments!
Friends! I've been anxiously waiting to share this project with you. I've collaborated with the amazing Kristen of @gulushthreads to design her next #Stitchventure pattern. If you've been around here for a little while, you know about my love for toadstools. (I'm kind of obsessed.) So I couldn't wait to have Kristen masterfully recreate a gorgeous amanita in thread. This pattern is available on her site now and only for the month June. You better believe I'll be stitching one up too! #embroidery
This past weekend was my 2-year anniversary of being a full-time artist. In some ways those two years have flown by, and in other ways it's just crawling along. It's scary to jump into a completely different line of work and build yourself back up after already having a career. Growing a business out of a side-hustle has been so much work. So much HARD work. Looking back, I NEVER could have predicted the chain of events that put me here, right now. Two years ago, I didn't know I'd be showing works in galleries or working on a freaking book. I didn't know I'd be teaching workshops and classes across the world. I definitely didn't think I'd be comfortable calling myself an artist. (Hey, I'm Dani, and I'm an ARTIST.) Reflecting on this short journey so far is palpitation inducing, to say the least. I can only hope the years to come will be just as rewarding. Thanks for your support, friends. You've helped to make this an amazing ADVENTURE.