Carole Simcox

Friday, October 2, 2015

My site is now published. It is a collection of Fearless Fiberworks and some of Amberdark.  I'd love to get your comments on the site and what you think!

www.carolesimcox.com

I have a few little things I want to change but this is the overall effect. So please don't hold back and let me know.

Thanks! Love to have you bookmark my site as I will be producing a lot more as my pain is ebbing.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Getting a Website up and running through WIX

I'm just in the process of setting up my own website through WIX. It is quite an easy way to do the whole process and I will be incorporating my Amberdark shop and Fearless Fiberworks shop from Etsy on the site.

As soon as it is done, I will share the link with you and would love your feedback on what you think of the site and any suggestions you might have.

Thanks. My hummingbird felt wall hanging is just about done and I will feature it on the website and list it under Fearless Fiberworks on Etsy.

Here are some of my new pictures taken for Fearless Fiberworks and I have a Professional Photographer who is going to be taking the six pictures I need to submit for publication in the Fiber Art book that I'm being featured in.
Hugs everybody.











Friday, August 14, 2015

I'M BEING FEATURED IN A BOOK


E. Ashley Rooney and Anne Lee will be featuring me in a two page lay-out in their newest series of books for Schiffer Publishing, "Exploring Fiber Art." WOOHOO!! The books will be out in 2017/18.


The three volumes will cover Jewelry and Wearable Art; Wall Hangings; and In Three Dimensions. Ashley has produced a long and successful line of books, which you can review at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Schiffer’s beautiful coffee-table books are aimed primarily at galleries, artists, art lovers, and collectors.

I'm presently working on my Hummingbird Wall Hanging on Felt which is embroidered with thread and bead embroidered.  Should be done within a few weeks.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Well, I apologize for not blogging earlier. All these moves from Nelson to Salt Spring to a 5th Wheel and then to our new house we found have caused a lot of time to be spent packing and unpacking.

With our new house I have an outdoor Studio which is quite large and I'm so happy with it. I'm slowly getting it set up with pictures I want to show you.

I just had to let everyone know how tickled pink I am that I just sold my first real Art piece Thunder Storm/Sunrise, a 6 ft long wall hanging for $230.00 to an Art Consultant in Tennesee, USA (I hope I spelled that right, lol). They will be hanging it in their new Cancer Center. Whoop!!!




Well, I'll be sending you some pictures soon of my new Studio! Hope everyone is doing well. Hugs, Carole

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hi Everybody,

Well, my progress on doing the beading on my over tunic has been rather delayed because we have been trying to move to Salt Spring Island, BC. We had an offer on the house which fell through just a few days before it would have gone through and so stopped our ability to buy the house we were going to buy. Now it looks like I will be living in a trailer with my husband and rescue cats, a bit of a tight situation. But the trailer park is more like a treed beautiful campground right on the shore of St. Mary's Lake. It looks beautiful and I will have much more inspiration with lakes and oceans surrounding me.

So, I will still be adding the tunic, just later than thought. Sorry!

I will be moving on the 16th of September, next Tuesday and will then be back in business with Fearless Fiberworks and Amberdark on Etsy by the weekend of the 20th.

Wishing you all well!
Carole

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Progress on Felt Overtunic

I know this started out as a dress but it just needed some more fulling. Well, I've managed to full it to a strong felt tunic. It is still soft and has ties down one side. The orange and red locks on the front of the sleeveless bodice are now being beaded in between. I'm embroidering the bodice and dress body with very different ideas (secret for now) and am hoping to get it fully done soon.

More on the mouse that my husband brought home, it unfortunately didn't make it. It was just too young. But, he brought us home another cat last night. So, there is a bit of upset going on in our household with our other rescues who are still hissing and fighting sometimes for the top rung. Aw, well, I guess I've rubbed off on my husband, lol.

Hope everyone is doing well and I will write back again soon. Bye Bye! 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Hi,

Well, guess what, my husband brought home a baby field mouse (really small, probably close to 2 days old or something).  It is so cute. We still haven't figured out whether it is a male or female. Every 2 to 3 hours we take turns feeding him/her. She (because I want it to be a girl) wiggles around and kicks out her little legs. It is almost impossible to find her little mouth and feed her with a paintbrush.

I've had lots of mice before when I was a kid and have had two boys, so it makes it easier for him; as he hasn't had experience with either mice or human babies. :)

My felt dress is actually Llama or Alpaca so that is why it didn't felt as completely as I wanted it to.  So back to the fulling process once again. I will be using my round paddle I got from Heart Felt Silks to finish the job. Then I want to embroider and bead the front before presenting it. I'm also going to try my hand at 3D Felt Sculptures. I think it might be really fun.

For all of you who are tired of waiting for my process, I apologize. I have Fibromyalgia, a very painful condition and Chronic Fatigue, so I am working around them the best that I can.  As I have had both conditions for a long, long time, I'm getting better at doing what I love Feltmaking and Fiber Art in a faster way.

Thanks to those who choose to follow my blog!! Have a great weekend!