Art Elements Theme Reveal Monthly Blog Hop for October: Eyes

Another month has flown by and it is time for the Art Elements Blog Hop for the October theme: Eyes. This is such a fun theme that I am definitely going to explore a bit more as there is so much beauty and emotion through the eyes.

Left: Anole eyes. Middle: Toad eye. Right Top: Beetle House NYC, Right Middle: Sarah Dressler sculpture, Right Bottom: hand carved ceramic clay stemp.
I love going out into the woods and looking to find eye shapes where branch-like protrusions no longer exist. And the dreaded spotted lantern fly (these were squashed immediately!)
Some different eye styles I’ve created out of wool (by needle felting) over the years of working at Sarafina Fiber Art.
And if you are making the eye, it is good to get perspective right. This goat is from a class with Sara of Sarafina. I love the little details she instructs everyone to do.

I will definitely be revisiting this theme a bit more in depth as we get through the holiday season and all the prep work that goes into making items to sell during this busy time of year.

Please stop by the Art Elements Blog to hop the other contributors! (I will update my post as soon as I get the list in the morning). Thanks for stopping by!

17 Responses to “Art Elements Theme Reveal Monthly Blog Hop for October: Eyes”
  1. Cat says:

    So many great eyes! Incredible how the goat’s eye went from a black blob to such a “shiny” eye.

  2. niky sayers says:

    What lovely photos, the goats eye looks amazing!

  3. Alysen says:

    Marsha, I never noticed the similarity to eyes of missing branches! Now, I’m going to be looking everywhere for that! I agree with other comments that the Goat’s Eye is amazing.

  4. Claire says:

    I love your compilation of eyes everywhere! Also how you can find inspiration everywhere around you. The tiny details in the felting, with the added “white” spot, really bring them to life! 🙂

  5. Karen Earnhardt says:

    You did an amazing job capturing the eyes in the needle felted animals. Your photos motivated me to go outside and look for eye shapes in nature. So cool!

  6. I love the wool felted eyes. It really does take some practice to get those little details. I am especially drawn to the eyes you found in the trees. I also love taking photos of tree galls that have formed from wounds to the tree and holes or hollows in the trunk.

  7. Such a great collection of eyes. I can’t imagine how difficult it is to get tiny details in felting and I’m impressed with all the variations.

  8. Kathy Lindemer says:

    Your wool felted eyes are wonderful. I enjoyed seeing each and every one of them. I hope you have a successful holiday season of selling.

  9. Dawn says:

    Your felted animals are lovely and the goat eye is truly amazing. My sister would love that having raised and kept goats for a number of years.

    Love the tree eyes – what a great reason to take a walk in the woods!

  10. Your fiber art is divine!! And, I love the tree eyes you found as well. I see them in trees all the time too and can’t believe I didn’t think about that. Good call!

  11. Laney Mead says:

    Oh those photos of the eyes in the forest… gorgeous BUT your felted eyes are fabulous!! I wish I had seen that tutorial before I stabbed my fingers creating my key ring for the theme this month!!

  12. Love your felted eyes! That goat!!!

  13. Michelle says:

    The eyes on your felted animals are amazing!

  14. What an amazing array of eyes. I love all the different photographs of the eyes.
    It is amazing what you can create through the felt – I had no idea you could create eyes in the felt.
    They are fantastic!

  15. Jenny says:

    The eyes really do have it.

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