Archive for September, 2012


Fairy Stool

This tiny little mushroom would make a lovely seat for a tiny fairy.

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Welcome to another addition of Inspiration Thursday. Our featured artist today is Linda Gallipo.  Her work is wonderfully detailed and just beautiful. You can see more of it here http://www.facebook.com/pages/Felted-Family-Creations-More/207989989269097 and at her blog here http://vermontfeltedfamilycreations.wordpress.com/

What inspires me? I guess I never thought about it before at least as a specific thing. From the time I was little I used to love to lay in the grass and look up at the sky. I would make out all different things in the clouds. Still do that to this day. So I guess I would have to say nature mostly.


Flower Elephant

I like to take a close look as to what shapes are intertwined to create the look of something I am trying to do. I seem to find a face in most anything I look at including, but not limited to clouds, the moon, grass, tree bark, even a wrinkle in fabric. Once I find the face or the core, I am good to go!


Patriotic Eagle

Anything Peaceful inspires me in this very hectic world we live in it is always nice to take a break from reality. I love picking up a medium and seeing it come to life as something else.

Gloria Wonkel

Gloria Wonkel

I started “Vermont Felted Family Creations” because I have such a passion to create that I needed an outlet to get my creations out there before it took over my home. My Daughter enjoys crafting as much as I do so it seemed like a good idea.


The Pot of Gold

So happy we did as we have met so many wonderful Artists and made so many new friends from all over the World! These fellow Artists/Friends are also a major Inspiration!

Belly Dancer

Belly Dancer

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Fairy Cottage Sold

Fairy Cottage

Fairy Cottage Lichen Awning

This lovely fairy cottage is on its way to live in Minnesota. It is among my favorites that I have made. I hope that the fairy who ends up living in it will love it.

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Most of my Fungus Friday photos are taken when I’m hiking in the woods of Northern Idaho. The fungus there is varied and beautiful. Today’s photo was taken right in my back yard. I live in the desert, so I don’t often get to take fungus photos close to home. I hope you enjoy today’s shot.

Fungus in the Garden

Fungus in the Garden

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I would like to say that I will be completely back on track with my blogging, but I am still having intermittent problems (meaning they only happen when my husband is not home) with my computer. My husband fixes such things for a living, so I’m sure as soon as it happens when he sees it, he can fix it.

Pam Ray is today’s artist. I have to say that she is an inspires me to live my life the best way I can. She is a loving lady who is willing to go above and beyond to care for those she loves. Her art is fun and so creative. You can see more of Pam’s work here http://www.facebook.com/OriginalMinnesotaRockHeadsWoolSculptures.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by so much and so many different things in life. I am always one that trys to look at everything with my cup half full and with humor. Everyday we all need to have a laugh or a short giggle, dream even if its for a few moments.

rock heads

Original Minnesota Rock Heads

We have been through so much with family. When my youngest adopted son started having tantrums from his disability F.A.S.  we couldn’t do anything for him. So I brought out my very first Rock Head Fred. I told him that Fred really needed his help on getting Louise to go fishing with him. My boy was five he started laughing so hard and then he goes, “Mom they are only heads how can they go fishing?” Well the conversation went on and on.  So I decided that I needed to needle felt and write stories about the MN Rock Heads. So each Rock Head has a humorous story that everyone can relate to somehow.


Felix and Froggy

The Rock Heads even had tragedy in their lives, friends people that didn’t know me at all sent well wishes The Rock Heads brought people together which was nice. I didn’t realize how many fans the Rock Heads have.

Visiting School

Lindy Lou and Felix at School

I am inspired everyday by people, nature, and the love of how humor can help someone feel better, to dream, and laugh. Life can be hard for all at times, but  it can be joyous too, so the Rock Heads are here to help you dream, enjoy, and bring people together!

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I hope that I will be back on blogging track now. I’ve had some computer issues this week.


Tiny Mushroom Forest

I love this tiny mushroom forest. Can’t you see tiny fairies dancing on the caps?

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I am not sure what got spilled out there in the pumpkin patch. It must have been something really strange. Just look what I found when I went out there.


Peli Pumpkin Man

I have to tell you I was quite shocked. I really wonder what combination of things had to happen out there to produce Peli instead of a normal pumpkin. He is really quite sweet with his winning smile and viney arms and legs.


Time for the Close Up

Peli must be pretty shy for him to be able to grow up out in the pumpkin patch without me seeing him until he was all grown up. I hope he makes someone very happy this Halloween.

You can see more of my work at http://www.woodlandwhimsy.com

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Fungus Friday

I am still spending as much time as possible with my son. He is off to war again soon. My daughter in law arrived last night as well. Here’s a quick Fungus Friday for you though.

Tree Conch

I just love the way these look. They are terrible for the tree, but they are wonderful to look at.

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I apologize for being such a blog slacker this week. My son is home to visit and I am spending most of my time with him.

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