My felt obsession is back! Please welcome this Peony Lamp that I made out of raw wool and an Ikea lamp. I dyed white wool with avocado pits to get this pale pink color! 🐰
Aug 9th, 2017
Please welcome my new felt creations - stool cushions! 🌞 I've been working on these babes for months: composed the ceramic tiles, needle-felted, wet-felted, cut holes, made many mistakes and started all over again... Yet it was so worth it, because I really love how they turned out! 🌺 Now they are traveling to California to join a house/farm where the wool for these cushions came from. It's a circle of life, you know.
Nov 18th, 2017
I haven't posted much art lately. 🐰 That's because I've been quite preoccupied with painting this little table. I decided to put real good thought into my workplace and surround myself with the most inspiring things - flowers, felt, ceramics, and a wooden "canvas" which is this table. With all my modesty, I love how it turned out! ✨It fits me perfectly in this place and time.
I painted this ceramic plate and am very happy with how it turned out! 🌸 The plate got fired at Disney's Beach Club Resort (my most favorite one) and I took some pics of it in the interior of the hotel. I wish I could live there! 😍
Nov 28th, 2017
After months of sudden bursts of inspiration, needle-felting and glue-gunning, I finally finished this Felt Bouquet centerpiece.🌹 It consists of 25 roses and optical fiber which glows in the dark. It's color can be changed with a remote. 🌸
This project started as a simple retirement party invitation, but turned into a fully hand-drawn poster.
Aug 20th 2017
I've always been a huge admirer of blackletter calligraphy, so I finally decided to make some blacklettering of my own! Took me pretty much every evening of this week, but it was worth it.🌸 The line "We argue, we don't fight" is from "Metal & Dust", a song by my most favorite band London Grammar. That song really resonated with me after having an argument with my lovely boyfriend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as5FZJI6xJU
Sep 29th, 2017
I love drawing Plein Air watercolors of beautiful spots I visit. I aim at capturing light, architecture and overall atmosphere in those places, so that my drawings present an honest picture of how it felt to be there.
🌷 Please welcome my new "Mary Blair" stool.🌷
Mary Blair was a prominent Disney artist who introduced a modernist art style to animation. The speckles on this stool reminded me of her charming art. ✨ I made it out of sheep wool and reused ceramic tiles. I'm also super interested in making more stools like that, so drop me a line if you're interested in getting one or two. 🌸
One of my last felt projects in Orlando was this Magic Carpet. It's the biggest needle and wet-felted piece I've made so far, and it made me sweat for quite some hours. 😬✨ It flew to San Francisco with me and now lays under my desk, feeding me inspiration.
So, I painted a portrait of Brian and I! I discovered an amazing artist Jules de Balincourt, who's style I really liked, and decided to use a similar technique. It also reminds me of murals in the Mission, San Francisco, which is where we recently moved into. I had a lot of fun! 🎉 🐰
It's acrylic on a wooden panel.
This pretty much illustrates my relationship with my boyfriend Brian. Flamingo & Watermelon are our nicknames. 🌺
Nov 17th, 2016
The AnaFelt technique brings together sheep wool and ceramics tiles to create a unique line of home goods. Wool for this prototype was provided by a local farm in Northern California and is dyed naturally with avocado seeds, lemongrass, indigo, etc. The ceramic tiles came from scrap sources, thus reducing the load on landfill. I hope these pieces expand possibilities of wool application by bringing both wool and tiles together in a joyful duo.
May 15th, 2017
So I finally finished this Cat painting for my grandmother! It means surprisingly a lot to me. 🦋
Dec 20th, 2016
Ever since I moved back to SF, my goal has been to decorate our apartment with the most meaningful and beautiful things. 🌷
These are pictures from the living room and my "work corner".