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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.

6 comments:

Nicola said...

Mmm, love Karl Blossfeldt. He had the most amazing eye. So interesting to see your inspirations too.

Poethead said...

Ah, a good book. There's nothing like it. The flower motifs are wonderful, and the Blassfeldt book divine! Your adventure in the bookstore brings to mind one of my favorite quotes:

"Where is human nature so weak as in a bookstore?" Henry Ward Beecher

peninah said...

aah you may have pushed me over the edge.. there is a kinokuniya that opened a block from my office. i've been eying a few different books... thank you! ;)

Mary Jane said...

Ah, the bookstore next to Uwajimaya...a very dangerous place indeed.

Michele said...

i can so see you doing amazing things with papercuts too.

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

Great inspirational post. I'd love to see both books - they look fabulous. And we need to make a trip to the bookstore together!