Over 200 Beautiful Colors is a giant pom pom made by London based
artist, Eleanor Davies. Made from wool, newspaper and rope, this
takes crafting to a new level.
I normally don’t post about interiors, but I couldn’t resist when I saw the
interior of this 1950′s – 1960′s time capsule home. The 96 year old
woman who is selling this house has lived there for 72 years. If you are
looking to buy in Toronto, Canada, it’s for sale!
Peaches is a fat little creature inspired by a baby owl photograph.
Peaches is one of my favorite needlepoint designs. I had no idea what
colors I was going to use and randomly picked a few. Sometimes this is
the best way to work,
Jenny Hart is a true pioneer in contemporary embroidery.
Her latest tapestry of Patti Smith, was inspired by the
book Just Kids. I first wrote about Jenny when I started
this blog. To see the post click here.
One of my favorite photography exhibits from last year was Gustavo
Lacerda’s Albinos series. Since 2009, Gustavo has been documenting
Albinos in his native Brazil. Shot in his studio against soft backgrounds,
these portraits of people who are often ostracized by society, are so
beautiful and dignified.
I was immediately taken with the craftsmanship and humor
of Alaina Varrone‘s embroidered art. Especially since I
struggle with the satin stitch, which Alaina uses to perfection
in her pieces.
via beautiful decay
I went to AIPAD yesterday, and was happy to see the work of
Julie Blackmon, one of my favorite photographers. “A Jan Steen
household” refers to a family in disarray. Julie photographs her family,
and the families of her sisters – both very large. Fictionalized and
auto-biographical, her images capture everyday life with humor and humanity.