Sunday, August 24, 2008

Needle Felt Picture of Mother & Child

In Steiner classrooms and playgroups, I have seen pictures of the Mother & Child - is it the Madonna and child, or is it a picture of maternal love and nuturing, or both?

I find myself gazing up at the picture when I'm at play group - I can't stop looking at it. I find it a peaceful picture to look at so I did this picture for Katie's classroom. This is the first needle felted picture I have attempted. I just jumped in and did it and popped it in a wooden frame.

While I was at Katie's school for a story telling workshop today, I put it on the wall as surprise for her teacher.

7 comments:

Lynne said...

Very beautiful Anne. I can see why you find it peaceful.
Did you see the needle felt book on my blog? I'll try to remember to bring it to the next Guild meeting for you to look at!

Chooks'r'us said...

I've been drawn to the same image for years - for me it is the universal mother and it is a very comforting image. I have a few similar images at home and people often ask me if I'm religious or a Catholic. I'm not, but for me its an image that transcends all of that and yours is just beautiful.

Kukka-75 said...

Oh, this is beautiful Anne! So peaceful and full of harmony.

Julie said...

This is a beautiful felted image - how clever and well crafted.

myartemismoon said...

Beautiful! Amazing to think it was a first attempt!

Beverly said...

That is incredibly beautiful. It has such universal appeal and because you cannot see a distinguishing face, it allows you to place whatever detail you want in your mind. It's wonderful.

walk in the woods said...

This is so beautiful.