Thursday, February 9, 2017

Olga in Ukraine

This landscape is animate: it moves, transposes, builds, proceeds, shifts, always going on, never coming back, and one can only retain it in vignettes, impressions caught in a flash...
~Ann Zwinger

Felted landscapes on brooches by a Ukrainian artist:

Htsvetuschih hills and trees
by Olga

White-flowered landscape
by Olga

by Olga


Purple flowers
by Olga

Yellow flowers
by Olga

Felt Art tutorials

One last quote. This one's about plain unfelted wool:

My mother told me once that she had her talk with God whenever she started a new sweater: 'Please don't take me in the middle of the sweater.' And as soon as she finished knitting a sweater, and it was blocked and put together, she already had the wool to start the next sweater so that nothing bad would happen.
~Judy Blume


Ben said...

Super cool!

Retta said...

These are utterly charming! So creative. I love how you find these things from around the world I would never see otherwise. I adore your blog for that very reason!

HWY said...

Absolutely wonderful. I wondered, though, about the dried flowers around them. They look great in the photos, but are they part of the brooches themselves?

Tabatha said...

Glad y'all like them as much as I do!
Pretty sure the decorative botanicals in the photos aren't attached. That would certainly change the size of them, wouldn't it!

HWY said...

And definitely add an element of fragility to them, too!

I think the brooches don't really need these "backgrounds"...they're beautiful enough on their own.

Mary Lee said...

These are so. very. gorgeous.

And that quote by Judy Blume reminds me of Grandy Thaxter's Helper (a picture book you need to read if you haven't -- Grandy Thaxter is just too busy to die!).