Wednesday, January 09, 2008
motifs and inspiration
Most of the crochet pins from the last post are made of multiple motifs that I found in this gem: Mini Motif crochet pattern ISBN978-4-02-190416-5. I bought the book at the local Kinokuniya bookstore a few days ago. Dangerous place for me as I saw SO MANY books I wanted. I will be returning soon. There was a paper cut out craft book that I swooned over, maybe next time.
I spent some time pouring over this Karl Blossfeldt book which shows flowers in beautiful, graphic,
stark simplicity but also with a dark edge that highlights their graceful shapes.
The pieces grow motif by motif and have inspired a few simple drawings.
Inspiration everywhere, even in this crowded corner of the yard.