WHY FELT

I LOVE IT.

You have to understand, there were so many mediums that were not love… painting, clay sculpture, photography, illustration, pen & ink, etc. But then, there are moments we remember in life that are pivotal. One of mine is the moment I sewed two pieces of felt together and made something structural. I just knew. 

IT LIMITS ME.

The limitations of having only 150 colors of felt and thread to work with forces me to be creative and push those very limits. I live for that. Tell me it can’t be done or shouldn’t be done, and I will prove you wrong. I’ve only just started to scratch the surface of what I want to achieve with such an unassuming material. 

IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

Let’s get this straight, this isn’t your kindergartner’s felt. This isn’t the plastic crap they sell at craft stores. This is a high quality wool/rayon blended material I purchase from the US, Canada and Japan. I love the vibrant, yet soft color of felt. It’s flexibility and ability to be manipulated. 

The 5-year-old in me remembers the texture of the crayon paper in my hand and the feel of it running across construction paper. And when asked, I swiftly answered that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. Today, when someone asks me what I do, I get to proudly say, I'm an artist.

So, why not felt? It speaks to me, and I will one day fully speak through it. 

I'M AN ARTIST.