Thursday, April 07, 2011

The Book On Mushrooms (or mushrooms on a book perhaps)


I finished my latest needle-felting project yesterday.  You caught a glimpse of it in this week's Wordless Wednesday, but here it is in full.  I was too excited to wait for good indoor light so I hauled it outside for a few shots.


It's a pair of yellow amanitas growing out of a vintage textbook, Physiology Of The Fungi, circa 1951.  The whole scene is made of wool and while it's glued inside the book, there is no other glue used.  Just lots of poke poke poking with the felting needle.

There are of course some sporophytes in the moss.


And gills.



You'll be seeing more in this series soon I think.

What are you working on these days?

30 comments:

Cozy Memories said...

oh wow, that's totally amazing, it leaves me speechless !!! (well, not so much apparently LOL)
you are pure genius, this is so gorgeous & stunning ! what a piece of art !!!!
well done, you needlefelting fairy you
oxoxo

Amy said...

Love it- great details and colors!

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

FABULOUS!!!

Marilyn said...

you leave me speechless...and it isn't even Wednesday!!! What a beauty this is....what a talent you have.... wow!!

Mattie van den Heuvel said...

I love your little and big mushrooms! so much details!
As for what I'm working on... I have my first market on Sunday... So loads of thind to do till then!
Love,
Mattie (Filz10A)

Rachael Scott said...

You are a master at your craft! Love your vision for making the world a bit more beautiful!
You inspire !

~mel said...

Very cool. I was just showing your mushrooms to my hubby and even he was impressed ~ MAJOR THUMBS UP ~ because nothing impresses him. lol Thanks for sharing!!! Then he saw you were from Brainerd and he says, well that explains it ... talented people come from minnesota and wisconsin. ... lol ... I already knew that!

susan christensen said...

I love the book 'base' - very smart. I am off to my studio to work on dyeing organza for a three-d project I have in mind. I am also excited to be making some new spring clothes for myself. Looking forward to seeing more in your bookish series, Lisa!

Wendy said...

Wow, this is incredible - there is so much attention to detail there!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

The details on this are amazing!! And the addition of the book on fungi is brilliant!

Paul Baxendale said...

Stunning! You hit a major home run with this one-- absolutely charming in every way!

silver.work said...

Amen

Heather A said...

I hardly know what to say! This is just SO lovely! The whole presentation is just spectacular!

If you haven't written a book already (sorry that I don't know that)... you should.

This is My Life said...

Amazingly cool! You are inspiring.

Scrapiana said...

Wow!
Wow!
Wow!

Roseanna said...

Amazing and inspiring, I love needle felting. Your mushrooms are exquisite! Can't wait to see more...

k said...

you are a creative genius! this is an amazing piece Lisa, so well thought out, and so many details. you've also me wishing to someday spot a yellow amanita in the wild - i've only seen the red ones.

Lisa said...

you clever clever girl - just brilliant and oh so original. Come on everyone comb those second hand stores and send this woman more mushroom books so she can create a forest full!

Tara said...

I stinking love this! Excuse my impolite words but I love it that much. It's beautiful. I didn't realize from the sneak peek that the book was actually a part of it. Genius! And the sporophytes! And the gills! It might sound silly but I just want to watch you needle felt. Okay, enough with the gushing.

Rhymes With Magic said...

Books? Art? Who loves that too? Looks beautiful... :)

kristin said...

clever,clever YOU!!! these really blow my mind Lisa...what will you come up with next?

floatingink said...

Astonishing. And those sporophytes blew me away--I never knew what those were calle, though I've seen them growing--so tiny, and so very red.

Wow.

Sue A said...

Amazing job. I just love this little piece of the forest to keep indoors all made from natural fibers. I recently tried sculptural needle felting and made an adorable chick.

Lauren said...

Love this...so earthy...I bought a needle felting kit a year ago. I am inspired...

Lisa-Marie said...

LIsa, these are fantastic! You have such precise imagination!

joanie said...

I'm in awe, yet again. Wonderful!
Jx

Catherine Ivins said...

You are AMAZING Lisa! {speechless}

Marchi Wierson said...

lisa you have done it again. big respect!!!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

...these are absolutely adorable. A beautiful creation; you must've gotten such a buzz getting to this point of taking the photo and uploading it Lisa!

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Thank you so much everyone. It was really satisfying to do this piece. I'm working on more and can't wait to see them all together.

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