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Welcome to my blog

 

Welcome to the fluffy whimsical world of Feely Felts, a place to  smile and feel good. I hope to share with you events, latest products, ideas, tips, videos, random thoughts about anything felt, or crafty that Im involved in or inspired by.

 

I am a designer maker, previously an art therapist with a silly sense of humour and love of felt and making. I frequently laugh to myself while some daft alien, fluffy rabbit or colourful bird comes alive and beeps, sings or fly's making my heart sing. I hope to share some of this fun and love with you.

By georginatanmoon, Apr 2 2018 10:29PM

Today my daughter and I experimented with Julian Opie inspired portraits. I have not made a portrait in years and it was my daugther's first time. Why not have ago yourself. It's all about simplicity which makes it a nice simple portrait style to try.

By georginatanmoon, Apr 2 2018 09:50AM


I am very excited to be teaching an art after school club with Make and Paint starting in the summer term. I knew Make and Paint had a following of fans from my daughter's old school and was lucky to be recently introduced to Tanya Saunders, the founder. She runs an inspiring, creative fine art curriculum much like an art foundation for primary school children.


I had my first experience with Make and Paint helping out children make Kandinsky inspired colour circle images in their after school club. It was alot of fun, and I am delighted and grateful to be teaching with them soon.


www.facebook.com/childrenmakeandpaint.


By georginatanmoon, Apr 2 2018 09:32AM

Look at these fabulous images made by 4 to 5 year olds in a Collage Illustraion workshop I ran in a local school. It was Inspired by Charlie and Lola and followed a book reading of my book Bunnies Can't to the Moon. The children were a delight to teach with their imagination and enthusiasm creating collages of double headed bunnies in a snow forrest, leading friends swimming to get an alien shark, birds flying around their neighbours tree house, bunny flying in the sky saying "look at me", playing with their family in the playground all excitedly saying "hi!", friends playing in sweetlands and sliding into soft play, bunny flying in sace with carrotships.

By georginatanmoon, Apr 2 2018 08:16AM

Thanks to this rainy bank holiday I'm finally adding a post.

Its been an enjoyable couple of months. I had the pleasure of running workshops at a local school. The girls were so receptive and enthusiastic. Here they are with their beautiful pieces fo work.

By georginatanmoon, Dec 12 2017 01:36AM

I cant believe a year has gone by, there's too much to write about from fairs last Christmas, making Easter characters and dabbling in video, to running Glitterfest family workshops (Facebook westglitterfest) with Jen Pickston this Summer, the start the idea Kidscreate.biz ( kidscreate.biz), more fairs this Christmas and FINALLY the launch of my new book, yeahh!!!


It was over 2.5 years ago that I started an idea for a book inspired by my daughter Sophie who adored her Bunny taking it everywhere from bed to breakfast to the loo. The first story was about this and it been chopped and changed, lived several transformations, been honed and refined since then. I have spent a long time in search of my own visual style as I thought, as an art therapist, that somehow I must be able to illustrate it. But I simply cant really draw well and I continually copied others styles in painstaking way, until one day I discovered felt making. Then voila, my style and creative freedom of was born! This combined for my love of multi media opened up a wonderfully liberating personal visual expression and the true style of Feely Felts. I often have a giggle to myself when i make a silly character or find a babies bottle is the perfect space capsule for my carrot rocketship.


The whole process has been an enormous learning curve from scratch: from story writing, developing my own illustrative style, photography, the printing process, graphic design, website design, social media, listening to others feedback, trade marking, promoting myself, finding finance and finding resilience. I dont find it easy finishing things in general and I have fought many of my own demons to stick it out and fullfill my dream of publishing this book. This book is about a rabbit who fulfills her own dream. It is in part a parallel for my own life. I also hope that in creating this book, I inspire children and adults to fulfill their own dreams no matter what they may be.


Thank you to Frankell my husband for putting up with mounds of felt and mess, your patience and quiet unending support. Thank you my daughter Sophie for being my biggest inspiration, for all your ideas and love. For your courage, daring and creativity in selling your own crafts and products at fairs and giving me the energy to go myself and sell mine.


Thank you all who bought my books at the Little Ealing Fair this Saturday and sold out the whole pile of books I took. Each book you bought gave me an affirmation and a little courage to continue in what I am doing and when I saw a child or adult smile and connect with the book this made me glow.


May we all have courage no matter how small in walking, shuffling or leaping towards our dreams.

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