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About Professional Artist Core Member Rachael A. RedolfiFemale/United States Recent Activity
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Needle Felt Jackalope Lil' Buddy by RRedolfi Needle Felt Jackalope Lil' Buddy :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 1 0 Needle Felt Red Dragon Lil' Buddy by RRedolfi Needle Felt Red Dragon Lil' Buddy :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 1 0 Needle Felt Purple Dragon Lil' Buddy by RRedolfi Needle Felt Purple Dragon Lil' Buddy :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 1 0 Needle Felt Black Wolf Lil' Buddy by RRedolfi Needle Felt Black Wolf Lil' Buddy :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 1 0 Needle Felt Gray Wolf Lil' Buddy by RRedolfi Needle Felt Gray Wolf Lil' Buddy :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 1 0 Needle Felt White Wolf Lil' Buddy by RRedolfi Needle Felt White Wolf Lil' Buddy :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 1 0 Magical White Unicorn Needle Felt Lil' Buddy by RRedolfi Magical White Unicorn Needle Felt Lil' Buddy :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 1 0 Aurora Reborn by RRedolfi Aurora Reborn :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 3 0 Needle Felt Freddy Lil' Horror Buddy Fanart by RRedolfi Needle Felt Freddy Lil' Horror Buddy Fanart :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 0 0 Needle Felt Michael Lil' Horror Buddy Fanart by RRedolfi Needle Felt Michael Lil' Horror Buddy Fanart :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 1 0 Needle Felt Jason Lil' Horror Buddy Fanart by RRedolfi Needle Felt Jason Lil' Horror Buddy Fanart :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 0 0 Needle Felt Fox Doll, closeup by RRedolfi Needle Felt Fox Doll, closeup :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 0 0 Needle Felt Fox Doll, compilation image by RRedolfi Needle Felt Fox Doll, compilation image :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 0 0 Needle Felt Sackboy Lil' Buddy Fanart by RRedolfi Needle Felt Sackboy Lil' Buddy Fanart :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 2 0 Needle Felt Purple Kitty Lil' Buddy by RRedolfi Needle Felt Purple Kitty Lil' Buddy :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 2 0 Needle Felt Raccoon Lil' Buddy by RRedolfi Needle Felt Raccoon Lil' Buddy :iconrredolfi:RRedolfi 1 0

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Handmade Poseable Spring Deer by KaypeaCreations Handmade Poseable Spring Deer :iconkaypeacreations:KaypeaCreations 83 8 Mr. Raptor - OOAK Art Doll by hikigane Mr. Raptor - OOAK Art Doll :iconhikigane:hikigane 30 1 Calida the Royal Fire Dragon Art Doll FOR SALE ... by Sovriin Calida the Royal Fire Dragon Art Doll FOR SALE ... :iconsovriin:Sovriin 163 14 [AT] LiLaiRa by ZimtBeadwork [AT] LiLaiRa :iconzimtbeadwork:ZimtBeadwork 893 64 Miniature Persian Cat Sculpture by Pajutee Miniature Persian Cat Sculpture :iconpajutee:Pajutee 199 27 Alien Covenant by francesco-biagini Alien Covenant :iconfrancesco-biagini:francesco-biagini 238 9 Handmade Poseable Spring Deer by KaypeaCreations Handmade Poseable Spring Deer :iconkaypeacreations:KaypeaCreations 98 8 Life on Mars by hellcorpceo Life on Mars :iconhellcorpceo:hellcorpceo 1,508 52 Abaddon the soul collector by mangakasan Abaddon the soul collector :iconmangakasan:mangakasan 1,678 256 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 210 27 1st Place Morgul Wolf Room Guardian by AnyaBoz 1st Place Morgul Wolf Room Guardian :iconanyaboz:AnyaBoz 122 0 The Ice King by chasestone The Ice King :iconchasestone:chasestone 16,301 1,005 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 224 24

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Needle Felt Jackalope Lil' Buddy
Available for adoption 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.

On my list of various collectables, I've started making needle felt lil' buddies: tiny dolls that are minimally jointed but contain, ounce-for-ounce, every bit of character as my big dolls.

This silly Jackalope is, by far, one of my favorite lil' buddies (just don't tell all the others!) He's so unique, vibrant, and full of character that I love playing with him and looking at him! Hopefully when he's adopted his new family will have just as much fun as I do!
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Needle Felt Red Dragon Lil' Buddy
Available for adoption 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.

On my list of various collectables, I've started making needle felt lil' buddies: tiny dolls that are minimally jointed but contain, ounce-for-ounce, every bit of character as my big dolls.

This red dragon is quite the trouble-maker! He likes to get into mischief and go on adventures, and all he wants is for a family to adopt him so he can share his love of the world around him!
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Needle Felt Purple Dragon Lil' Buddy
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.

On my list of various collectables, I've started making needle felt lil' buddies: tiny dolls that are minimally jointed but contain, ounce-for-ounce, every bit of character as my big dolls.

I imagine this purple dragon as being sweet, caring, and a little bit outgoing. I think she loves everyone, no matter who they are!
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Needle Felt Black Wolf Lil' Buddy
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.

On my list of various collectables, I've started making needle felt lil' buddies: tiny dolls that are minimally jointed but contain, ounce-for-ounce, every bit of character as my big dolls.

What I adore about this lil' black wolf is that it looks like it's howling! With the tilt of its head and the sparkle in its green eyes, you know that it loves creating music.
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Needle Felt Gray Wolf Lil' Buddy
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.

On my list of various collectables, I've started making needle felt lil' buddies: tiny dolls that are minimally jointed but contain, ounce-for-ounce, every bit of character as my big dolls.

This wolf lil' buddy definitely has the personality of the family-leader: it's calm, level-headed, and full of love. I knew when I was needle felting this one that I would have to make an entire pack for it to love and guide.
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RRedolfi
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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ShelbyQuinnCanArt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Your needle felting = perfection. Teach me your ways, wise one! 

Also pay no mind to that asshole you posted about on tumblr. Theyre obvobviously ignorant and arrogant. 
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RRedolfi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional
Thank you so much dear! I would love to teach anyone and everyone about my craft and art - if you have any questions about a particular medium, process, or piece please let me know and I'll explain it to the best of my abilities!

I would eventually like to make tutorials, but first I have to figure out what my watchers want to learn ;)

As for the commenter: I'm mostly just flattered! I like living the "genderfuck" life, and if somebody mislabels me it honestly just makes me proud that I'm pulling it off! I feel sorry for them, that they have so much time to waste and so few friends that they feel it appropriate to attempt to insult random people on DA. If I had that much free time, I'd be spending it all with my friends!
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JGBArtwork Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
:cake: Happy Birthday! :) :cake: 
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RRedolfi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional
Thank you!
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Favninthedirewolf Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch for the :+fav:s!  :love:
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EDDBOY11 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Happy Birthday!
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RRedolfi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional
:D Thank you!
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NublarRaptor1 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday
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RRedolfi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional
Thank you very much!
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Itchys-rats Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so mych for the :icondevwatchplz: :glomp:
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