Lately I've felt the need to look up from my pile of tax papers and take a deep breath! To take what's left of January to try and renew my creative juices. My hope is that this year will be one of many changes. Changes that will allow me to get back to designing, hooking, dyeing and doing the things which I have a deep love and need to do!
About a year ago I happened to come across the work of a french artist who's work just blew me away! She's a crochet artist who dyes her own threads and fibers used to create her work.
Sophie Digard inspires me.
The way she uses color in such intricate, delicate and interesting ways.
Some of her creations are fun and whimsical like these crochet dog necklaces! I love her use of velvets with the crochet!
When I see the geometric patterns in the scarves she's well known for... I see ideas for hooked rugs!
The use of textured yarns... with neutrals, and darks! Isn't it exciting!
Are the wheels in your mind turning yet?
I study her work with an eye to the interesting and pleasing color combinations she uses!
The details and little surprises of unexpected stitches combined with velvet over crochet!
Wearable art... how lovely! Would I have the patience to create such intricate things?
Stitching on a linen shawl... so delicate and worthy of studying each shape and design.
I think that is her amidst her work! I was not able to find a whole lot of information or more photos of her online.
Do a google search and look on pinterest where I found most of these photos of her work.
So.... tell me.... are you inspired?!
Is there an artist or two whom you look for inspiration?
What about their work makes you happy, calm or inspired to create your own works of art?
Thinking Spring... looking forward!