Maria Filipe Castro
Have you met Maria Filipe Castro? She's a fiber artist in Portugal. She makes these extravagant sewn felt bangles (click on an image to go to her site and see more photos of each):
And they are amazing. But what initially caught my eye is her absolutely perfectly made, needle-felted characters. These are all available for sale on her Etsy site; click on the image to go to that item's page. Note: The green character below is named "Katy Pear" after Katy Perry!
Here are a few of her "beverage" series, showing tomato juice, almond milk, and strawberry milk. I can't get over how much personality is in each of these, and how perfectly smooth the felting!
Anthropomorphizing inanimate things can lead to a lot of creativity and hilarity. With the now-well-known kawaii style of putting a cute face on everything and anything, it can be a fun exercise to go a step further and give each thing its own personality and backstory. Which reminds me, I still haven't come up with a good name for my car...
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I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.