Friday, January 18, 2013

Soft Earth

A special part of this blog is dedicated to meeting members of the Waldorf on Etsy team.  These individual artists and shop owners come from all over the world and each share a special connection to Waldorf.  Our first artist of the new year is Marie from New Zealand.  She shares her inspiration with us, along with some of her beautiful Soft Earth Art creations.
 The Enchanted World of Needle Felting is full of Rainbow
dyed soft New Zealand Wool.  Its warmth and light speaks to
me, I feel it breathe in my hands and fingers. I want to
warm peoples hearts and ignite in them a stirring of their
spirit. Magical creatures, fantasy figures, Waldorf
Inspired, Gnomes, Fairies. Living out in the rural
countryside. I am inspired by Mother Nature. Here all is
calm and peaceful.

Children especially find my art appealing as it appeals to
their wonderful imaginations. My small homestead and garden
is organic and was built 25 years ago. I work on the kitchen
table, the sun's light bounces off the wooden
walls, to create a heart-warming glow.
I started making a few small wool dolls, and took them to
markets and fairs to sell. They were well received. A friend
suggested that I start a blog, and I have been astounded at
the interest and following. I joined Etsy and the New
Zealand on-line shop Felt. I wanted to share my art with
others globally, to let them have in their homes a little
piece of me. To this end my art is affordable to all.
 By going global this has extended my view of the world. New
Zealand is a fairly small Island nation, but now I consider
the seasons happening in the world and create items for
other's Seasonal Nature Tables.
My original designs come easily to me. I feel I have a
spiritual connection to each piece and that the receiver is
imbued with my light. This I feel is what I am meant to be
doing in the world.
To see more Soft Earth Art creations and to connect with Marie online please visit: 


  1. I have had the pleasure of receiving the creations of Marie, is just that: bring love and light, it's amazing!

  2. You are so kind Carmen. your creations are so lovely. cheers Marie

  3. Marie's work is beautiful. I would love to sit at her sunny table for tea and watch her work.

  4. I agree with Tania!

    We have some of her lovely work in our house as well, it's beautifully crafted.

  5. So sweet! I might have to have that rainbow family...