I am often contacted by visitors who would like to buy dolls they have seen in the picture galleries. But all of these dolls have been made as part of projects or have been pre-ordered a long time before they were made. Due to lack of time I only make a very limited number of dolls each year, but I have decided to make some of these dolls available on Feltmaking.com as “Doll of the month”.
This month I have chosen again not to have a doll for sale, but to let some of the things I have shown on the latest exhibition be my dolls of the month.
As I have told earlier on my website the theme on this exhibition was “Northern Light” and that inspired me to use the wolf as my main theme and I have worked with it in different ways.
First I made a head of a wolf in relief and then a relief of a wolf in nearly natural size. The wool for the wolves was what really inspired me, as it had exactly the color I imagined for a wolf, and I had just got this wool before I started working with the exhibition.
Working with those two wolves took a long time and while I worked with them I got the idea to make two pictures of the wolf’s eye. I have worked with the eye as a theme before, but not as big eyes as these and the effect they gave was very exciting and they were sold only one hour after the opening of the exhibition.
My next two projects were made together with Guri who has her shop next to my studio. She made a dream-catcher out of a branch and I made the wolf´s eye in the middle of the spiders´ web and the head of a wolf worked into the branch. Then we made a lamp together. She made the lampshade out of reindeer skin and dyed it to make it look like northern light. She also found the root and rinsed it and I made four little heads that symbolize north south east and west like the participants of the exhibition, who came from all the countries in Scandinavia. At last I made a young wolf howling to the northern light.