See her Have you met Hine Mizushima? She's a Japanese artist who has settled in Vancouver with her family. She makes amazingly detailed sculptures out of fiber: needle-felted wool, fabric, thread. If you or your kids are fans of They Might Be Giants' Here Comes Science, you may have already seen her work: she created the video for "Why Does the Sun Shine?" Not only is her work absolutely gorgeous and adorable, it has a slightly creepy side to it that I find appealing. See her sleepy giant microbe brooches, or her wintery print, "A Holiday Visit from Ectoplasm," available (along with many other prints of her work) on her Etsy site.
She builds dioramas, like tiny set pieces, for her creatures. I love this one of Space Cadet Izumi, "Lending a Friendly Ear."
I have to end this post with what may be my favorite holiday decoration I've ever seen, the Octowreath.
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.