Woofsong Woolies

   needle felted sculpture

About the Artist -- Peggy Modjeski 

According to her mother, Peggy Modjeski has always been an artist. Although not formally trained as an artist, she has always loved creating art and finding patterns in nature. When her children were young, she regularly had art projects going on--painting, modeling clay, making jewelry, and drawing. Now that her kids are grown, Peggy recently retired from her career as a registered nurse, and devotes her time to things that bring her joy. She is actively involved with and the current President of WAGS, a volunteer animal therapy organization, and is working as an artist, creating needle felted sculpture.

Peggy's sculptures are inspired by her love of animals and nature. Her knowledge of anatomy allows her to create realistic looking creatures, with a touch of whimsy and fun. She starts with a wire armature and carefully builds up layers of wool to form their bodies. She loves using fiber from different animals, each producing fleece with special qualities. Using fiber of different color, texture, luster, and length gives her a large palette to choose from and also contributes to the uniqueness of her sculptures. Peggy enjoys doing custom work. If she can imagine it, she can make it.

In recognition of artistic excellence, Peggy was selected to participate in Kentucky Crafted, a program of the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which is support by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Peggy was one of 14 new artists selected in 2014.

Peggy is a juried member of the Louisville Artisans Guild.  She won Best of Show at the 2015 Louisville Artisans Guild Annual Exhibit for her piece "Once Upon a Time."