About Me:I am a soft sculpture artist and designer, specializing in Faerie and animals. Please visit my website at www.thedragoncharmer.com, where you can see more photos of my work, buy patterns to make your own creations and much more!
I am very excited to annouce that my first book is being published in NOvember! You can pre-order autographed copies on my website, plus get a sneak peek at illustrations, read an excerpt and the book blurb! Visit www.findawonder.com
I'm also having a book launch party on November 14th in Warner, New Hampshire at the Wingdoodle store. If you are around come visit! We will have activities, food, a reading and of course book signing!
after several days of laying in bed ill, my creative juices are starting to pick up again. I don't know what it is about February, but my family always catches some kind of bug during this, the shortest month of the year. Thankfully, Chris somehow managed to stay well, and the boys are done. So, I just have to baby me for a few more days = )
Here is a sketch of a new creature I'm developing, both in 2-d and as a huggable friend. I'm calling them the Little Scouts. I've also been busy with the spring '09 issue of Faerie Magazine. There are a lot of good changes on the horizon and I hope you will be happy with the outcome!
have always loved fall. I don't know if it's the cool nights or the
warm colors that pop up everywhere, but it is my favorite time of year.
Up here in New Hampshire some trees have decided that fall will come
early and have already begun their glorious change into reds, oranges
and yellows. We've even had a few days already where we needed to load
the wood burning stove up and warm the house in the morning.
signs of fall my thoughts turn to Halloween, another favorite of mine.
But before Halloween gets here Faeriecon, a convention for all things
faerie happens. This year I will again be joining lots of wonderful
artists, musicians and writers at this weekend long event. If you are
able to attend please stop by the Faerie Magazine booth and say hello! For more information about Faeriecon visit their site here. It runs from October10-12.
Faeriecon I will be selling hand-dyed kits, patterns and original works
of art. I will also be accepting custom orders and premiering TWO new
patterns. There is a sneak peek of one of them on the top of the page.
If you cannot make it to Faeriecon, no worries. I will list the two
patterns the following week on my website, etsy and patternmart.
summer brought a promotion from Faerie Magazine. I am now the fiber
arts section editor. That means I'll be scouting the world for
fantastic fiber artists, whether they are working with fabric, wool,
paper, knitting, collage, sculpting, you name it. If it's a fiber
artist that works within the faerie, fairy tale, mythological world, I
want to meet them. If you know of an artist that you would like to see
featured in Faerie Magazine, please send their information to me!! This
fall's issue is the first that I've been section editor for, and I
can't wait to show you the wonderful artists I've found. Not only from
the US, but the UK and as far away as Estonia. This is very exciting!
A new tutorial ! If you've been hesitant to try making a pea pod or goblin baby because of the hair or needle felted eyes check this
out. I've posted a cool, full color tutorial on my blog showing you
exactly how I do the eyes and hair. I even show you how to do eyelids
and brows. See it here!
And another cool tutorial! My
friend Phee Mcfaddell and I teamed up to bring you an illustrated
tutorial for dyeing wool with Kool-aid. There is even a cool dragon
ornament project to go along with it. Check it out here. There is also a link to PheeMcfaddell.com where you can share awesome fantasy coloring pages, gift boxes,puppets and stories with the little ones in your life. (or even yourself! I love to color!)
I have just added a few new OOAK dolls on my etsy store, www.jennifercarson.etsy.com. One is a little gnome foundling. she is 23" long and fully jointed. She is also weighted to feel like a real baby. Don't miss this one!
I also published a new summer 2008 newsletter, updating you on shows and events happening this summer, new patterns available and a sneak peek at patterns coming soon. You can view this newsletter at my website www.thedragoncharmer.com.
Also look for my new tutorial in this summer's edition of Faerie Magazine and an article in Soft Dolls and Animals coming out in September.
I would love to hear from some of you about what kind of patterns you might like to see! Have a great weekend!
Hi everyone! I just joined and I am looking forward to making new faerie friends. You may recognize my avatar, it is a photo of the first project I did with Faerie Magazine out in the Spring issue of 2008.