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Aurora Reborn by shadechristiwolven Aurora Reborn :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 2 0 Needle Felt Freddy Lil' Horror Buddy Fanart by shadechristiwolven Needle Felt Freddy Lil' Horror Buddy Fanart :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 0 0 Needle Felt Michael Lil' Horror Buddy Fanart by shadechristiwolven Needle Felt Michael Lil' Horror Buddy Fanart :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 1 0 Needle Felt Jason Lil' Horror Buddy Fanart by shadechristiwolven Needle Felt Jason Lil' Horror Buddy Fanart :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 0 0 Needle Felt Fox Doll, closeup by shadechristiwolven Needle Felt Fox Doll, closeup :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 0 0 Needle Felt Fox Doll, compilation image by shadechristiwolven Needle Felt Fox Doll, compilation image :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 0 0 Needle Felt Sackboy Lil' Buddy Fanart by shadechristiwolven Needle Felt Sackboy Lil' Buddy Fanart :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 2 0 Needle Felt Purple Kitty Lil' Buddy by shadechristiwolven Needle Felt Purple Kitty Lil' Buddy :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 2 0 Needle Felt Raccoon Lil' Buddy by shadechristiwolven Needle Felt Raccoon Lil' Buddy :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 1 0 Needle Felt Red Fox Lil' Buddy by shadechristiwolven Needle Felt Red Fox Lil' Buddy :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 2 0 Needle Felt Easter Bunny Lil' Buddy by shadechristiwolven Needle Felt Easter Bunny Lil' Buddy :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 0 0 Charlie says hello by shadechristiwolven Charlie says hello :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 1 0 Werewolf Fetus-In-A-Jar II by shadechristiwolven Werewolf Fetus-In-A-Jar II :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 0 0 Miniature Needle Felt Paint Horse by shadechristiwolven Miniature Needle Felt Paint Horse :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 1 0 Lone Black Wolf, Needle Felt Diorama by shadechristiwolven Lone Black Wolf, Needle Felt Diorama :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 3 0 Gray Wolf Eye Pendant by shadechristiwolven Gray Wolf Eye Pendant :iconshadechristiwolven:shadechristiwolven 0 0

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Handmade Poseable Spring Deer by KaypeaCreations Handmade Poseable Spring Deer :iconkaypeacreations:KaypeaCreations 88 2 Life on Mars by hellcorpceo Life on Mars :iconhellcorpceo:hellcorpceo 1,501 51 Abaddon the soul collector by mangakasan Abaddon the soul collector :iconmangakasan:mangakasan 1,682 256 Needle Felted Life-Sized Military Macaw by FeatheredFauna Needle Felted Life-Sized Military Macaw :iconfeatheredfauna:FeatheredFauna 15 8 Prismatic Wolf Dragon Room Guardian by AnyaBoz Prismatic Wolf Dragon Room Guardian :iconanyaboz:AnyaBoz 206 27 1st Place Morgul Wolf Room Guardian by AnyaBoz 1st Place Morgul Wolf Room Guardian :iconanyaboz:AnyaBoz 121 0 The Ice King by chasestone The Ice King :iconchasestone:chasestone 16,255 1,001 Editing by FablePaint Editing :iconfablepaint:FablePaint 108 31 Let's Solve a Mystery! by Nashoba-Hostina Let's Solve a Mystery! :iconnashoba-hostina:Nashoba-Hostina 39 34 Final Battle by JanPhilippEckert Final Battle :iconjanphilippeckert:JanPhilippEckert 225 24 Headboobs by beastofoblivion Headboobs :iconbeastofoblivion:beastofoblivion 793 65 Intermediary by Nashoba-Hostina Intermediary :iconnashoba-hostina:Nashoba-Hostina 97 39 Don't mess with T. rexes by ScottHartman Don't mess with T. rexes :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 231 593 Standing Stones by Nashoba-Hostina Standing Stones :iconnashoba-hostina:Nashoba-Hostina 4 4
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Salary Calculator, and the worth of art
Guys!! I have just come upon an extremely useful tool for those who are trying to figure out how much to sell their work by, either for commission or when selling finished work.
I must first say that this is just one way to go about pricing your work, but I hope that may be helpful to someone!
An online art marketing and job seeking site called The Creative Group offers a salary calculator which allows you to specify the type of work you do and a zipcode. Upon putting in this information, it will give you a range and an average yearly salary for that category of professional work in that particular area. You can then compare it against nearby cities/towns and against the national average, and just go hog wild seeing how much most other artists get for their work. Keep in mind this is all in US dollars, so conversion to other forms of currency will have to be done should you not be in the US.
The calculator can be found here: http://www.roberthalf.com/creativegroup/s
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Aurora Reborn
Available for adoption on Etsy!

Sometimes as a needle felt doll artist, I have to learn how to rebuild a doll. Whether it is because I'm not pleased with the initial design, I learn new techniques to make them better, something terrible happens to the original, or some combination of all of these - there are times when it behooves me to revisit a project.

Aurora the Baby Parasaurolophus has been one of those projects. I've had to work on her a number of different times, but I am finally at a point in my creative journey and experience that she is as close to "finished" as she will ever be.

Fully poseable with a wire armature, sculpted face and feet for durability, and a stuffed tummy for cuddling, she is definitely one of my favorite dolls. She's up for adoption on Etsy, and I certainly hope she finds a home some day soon!

You can see her first incarnation here
And you can see her second birth here
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Needle Felt Freddy Lil' Horror Buddy Fanart
You can request a custom creation like this on Etsy!

If you haven't noticed by perusing my gallery, I love dolls. Big, small, intricate, or simple - it doesn't matter the kind of doll, all of them have a place in my heart.

I also love chachkies - so it should come as no surprise that I end up making them a lot.

Third on my list of things I enjoy: horror movies!

So along with various cute lil' buddies, I've been making some of the most iconic horror-baddies the world knows and loves (and also fears.)

As weird as the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise can get, I love it for that weirdness: we all have nightmares, and to me Freddy perfectly encapsulates what it feels like to be trapped in a bad dream that just refuses to give up. I think that's one of the reasons I like (and fear) Freddy so much!
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Needle Felt Michael Lil' Horror Buddy Fanart
You can request a custom creation like this on Etsy!

If you haven't noticed by perusing my gallery, I love dolls. Big, small, intricate, or simple - it doesn't matter the kind of doll, all of them have a place in my heart.

I also love chachkies - so it should come as no surprise that I end up making them a lot.

Third on my list of things I enjoy: horror movies!

So along with various cute lil' buddies, I've been making some of the most iconic horror-baddies the world knows and loves (and also fears.)

Michael Myers from the Halloween movies is one of my all-time favorite baddies in cinema: I think the reason I'm so afraid of him (and still like him so much!) is because he can't be stopped. Even when he's killed, he still comes back for more.
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Needle Felt Jason Lil' Horror Buddy Fanart
You can request a custom creation like this on Etsy!

If you haven't noticed by perusing my gallery, I love dolls. Big, small, intricate, or simple - it doesn't matter the kind of doll, all of them have a place in my heart.

I also love chachkies - so it should come as no surprise that I end up making them a lot.

Third on my list of things I enjoy: horror movies!

So along with various cute lil' buddies, I've been making some of the most iconic horror-baddies the world knows and loves (and also fears.)

Jason Voorhees was definitely on the top of my list to needle felt. Having recently enjoyed a marathon of all of the Friday the 13th movies (on a Friday 13th, no less) I was inspired to bring this hacking and slashing bad-guy to life.
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Needle Felt Fox Doll, closeup
You can request a custom creation like this on Etsy

This was doll was a very special commission: he was made for a friend for her 30th birthday. Not only did her father (the friend who commissioned the doll) want it to reflect her love of foxes, he wanted it to also reflect her love of photography and, in particular, her dedication to her favorite brand of camera.

So I had the honor of making a special, posable, needle felt fox doll - and I also got to try my hand at making a miniature camera, too!

This doll stands about 9" tall, which is the perfect size for him to sit on a desk and oversee photography editing.
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Rachael A. Redolfi
Artist | Professional
United States
I'm a sculptor and doll-maker living and working in Ohio. I primarily work in needle felting and mixed-media, occasionally venturing into painting, making pottery, sewing, knitting, weaving, and writing (because life would get boring if I focus on just one media.)

I work at Decoy Art Studio as the Master Sidekick, and I sometimes help our Kiln Master in the clay lab. I absolutely love my job, and if you're ever in the area you should come visit us!

Sometimes I model and act, mostly as a hobby.

I have a bunch of crazy pets; a cat, a leopard gecko, two rats (that I hand-raised from one week old), and two ferrets. We all make one crazy little family.

I hope you enjoy my art, and feel free to drop me a note if you have any questions!
Interests
So, if you've followed me for a while you may have noticed that I've been less active than is usual for even myself. I just got back from John C Campbell Folk School a little over 48 hours ago, marking a long end do the busiest summer of my life...

Since the beginning of 2016 I've: been assistant-coordinator of one of my city's biggest art and music festivals; switched from being assistant-manager of a pet store to assistant-manager of an art studio; participated in said art and music festival; hand-raised a litter of rats; travelled to Chicago IL, Louisville KY, and Brasstown NC; helped work on a cool indie movie; taken a week-long course on working in clay; participated in a movie premier in a big city; re-writing and editing a book with one of my best friends so that hopefully we can start releasing it soon; been collaborating with a business partner so that I can make modular ball-jointed armatures for my dolls; advertising for the first annual Celtic Fest Ohio, as well as planning and collaborating with the Ohio Renaissance Festival; and attempted to have a personal life to boot.  

On top of everything else that's been going on in my life I've been getting a divorce... Well, disillusionment, but that's just semantics. So not only has my life been crazy-busy with career, business, acting, art, and personal-stuff I've been dealing with all of that and trying to rebuild a home-life for myself: finding a new apartment, packing, moving, unpacking, and general adulting out the wazoo.

Don't worry, though, because I have been needle felting and making art, it's just been hard for me to make the time to advertise it on websites other than Facebook. Luckily, my new life should afford me more time to actually post stuff and show off all my art - so even if you haven't been following me on Facebook I've got a backlog of art to post and show you.

Not to mention that I've got one art sale or fair each month for the next four months starting in just two weeks... So I'll have a lot to show off this fall.

As for all the creative endeavors: expect to hear me yammer on about books, movies, and other forms of creative entertainment over the next year. I've got my hands in many, many pots and it's time I start sharing the home-cooked goodies with you.

So I'm sorry that I've been so inactive, but here's to making the rest of 2016 fruitful and full of art!

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Rejuch Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Nice gallery :iconstudmuffinplz:
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shadechristiwolven Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional
Thank you very much!
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RAtakol Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Thank u very much for the watch and favs. I m honoured:heart:
Greetings from istanbul:wave:

Please take a look to my other account:iconrezzan:
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Lobster-Ball Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thanks for the faves and the watch! ^_^
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Maresy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fave :3
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hairyguy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Thanks for the watch and comment!
would u have requests for poses?
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fav!
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shadechristiwolven Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional
lol thanks for making awesome art!
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LadyTara Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving my latest pic :)
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LadyTara Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving :)
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