My Wife's Artwork
Pat collects and saves everything, figuring that one day she will use it.
As a child she entertained herself by making what she and her mother called "Doodankies": Just a bunch of stuff she could find and stick together!
Though her skills have certainly improved, she still scours Goodwill, thrifts stores, and antique malls for just the right odds and ends to complement the delicate needle-felted and woven fabric assemblages.
Her needle-felting skills have improved to such a high degree that sometimes the faces almost seem real. Though she originally had doubts (and was told by an art teacher that she had probably reached her limit of what was possible with felting), Pat pushed through and over the course of several years developed her skill and style to a level rarely seen among needle-felting artists or other "art doll" makers.