Ok now Grandpa Ernie has gotten your attention, or you are all thinking what in the poo............. am I doing now!
I belong to this really Cool Workshop on line, www.theneedlefeltersworkshop.com and Kay Petal the owner has these challenges for her members, so much fun, you can learn needle felting from her and get advice from and support from all her members. If you ever wanted to learn this craft of Needle Felting this is where you belong! So please make sure you check it out or go to Facebook and look up The needle Felters Workshop page.
Ok back to Grandpa Ernie, the Challenge was to make a head and put it in a jar. Basically the idea came from the adult Cartoon "Futurama". Well I never had seen this Cartoon before, so I watched it one night and decided this would be a fun Challenge.
After "Mr. Mean Tornado" had come and gone, we were cleaning out what used to be where the shop was that I had all my Ceramic supplies in and I came across some water globes I had purchased years ago, now some were in tact just scattered and of course some were shattered.
The light bulb lit up in my head, hey better than a jar I will put my head in a water globe.
Grandpa Ernie is Needle felted on 2 rocks. One for his head and 1 for the bust. Did you notice his eyes well they are 2 LED lights.
Hey he is preserved so don't think maybe his eyes may glow by now!
I did his head in a Grey wool or its called Fun Felt and I purchased that from www.needlefeltingsupplies.com ( Kay Petal and Patti from Dream Felt own it,great wool. )
Grandpa has been perserved so he is a little on the pale side. But he sure does have a nice smile.
As the story is told by Uncle Henry it all started on one long and hot Summer day,back in 1940 down by the old rock creek,where the fishin was always good and the water ran fast.
Grandpa Ernie was always down at the creek so no one thought anything about it when he didn't return for a few days. The town just thought he must of snagged himself a big one or just plain ran off with the sexy old bar maid that worked at the local saloon in town. Back in them days it was named The Flying Rock.
So for years and years that was the story. UNTIL........................
Just the other day Uncle Henry was getting ready to go on his annual fishing trip with all his friends and there on the porch was Grandpa Ernie whistling a tune! It was a little foggy out so Henry did take a double take, it wasn't so weird for him to see just a head as lot of his friends are just Rock Heads, but it sure was different to see one in a jar with glowing eyes.
|Grandpa and Henry|
|Fred,Grandpa and Harvey|