inspiration | murakami.
I recently went to see Takashi Murakami’s major exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and it was jaw dropping in its inspiration. The Octopus Eats its Own Leg is staggering and his attention to ancient Japanese practice to inform contemporary work really impressed upon me. The pattern above now serves as a major…
What I get to look out at every morning in summer, with no alarm clocks (though I’m an early riser, period) and nothing but quiet and birds. Lake Winnipesaukee is heaven; if this view doesn’t inspire you to make things all day long, I don’t know what will.
Trying to be better about my making endeavors. It might be good that I’m not so obsessively keeping this little cavern of the world I’ve held since 2008. Maybe it means I’m more focused on nurturing the personal relationships I have and the loves in my life. But, this thing, has been quite the lover…
Go on, Jenna…
The other night, my good friend r.r. summoned me outside Gather Here, one of my favorite stitch lounges owned by friend Virginia; it was to be a covert journey to a new space upstairs which Virginia was feverishly working in that night, while we were downstairs at her Thursday night pints and purls event we…
In a fashion book that just came in for my library; its meant to give you inspiration, and since I’ve started incorporating the bow tie into my regular wardrobe to much fanfare, I thought it was fitting that the first page I turned to upon skimming the book was this one. Indeed.
fisherman’s wool, 10.13
Despite the fact you can pick it up just about anywhere, I’m always so smitten with fisherman’s wool. I love the sea in winter, particularly here in Massachusetts. As soon as the weather is finally just cold enough to see your breath in the mornings and evenings, to where when myself and a friend walk…
Becoming a true reality is evenings spent pouring over my knitting project book, munching on chocolate, and making things. Today is the last day of school for the kids; and whilst our work never really ceases, it slows, and that means I can breathe new life into my creative endeavors.
My vacation from work has, so far, pretty much revolved around knitting, sewing, and eating. But now that I’m into the swing of the week, I’ve whipped out my knitting design books, listening to a lot of Radiohead on my ipod, and thinking of a new design for high, cotton spring rain galosh socks. Inspired.
My friend Rebecca is an incredible artist and teacher. She recently photographed my apartment for a project and as a thank you (which was completely unnecessary as it merely required me to invite her over one Saturday morning, which I’d been wanting to do anyways!), gifted me one of her stunning fabric paintings. I love…
When I was in high school and college, I took a lot of random art classes at the Art Insitute where I grew up. Drawing with vine charcoal, drawing boxes over and over, painting at apple orchards with gouche. Since then, I’ve dabbled a bit here and there; recently, my mum told me she hoped…
spied in school, 1.7
Caught these adorable and cheeky drawings of Enlightenment figures in a classroom across the hall from my space. Brilliant way to teach the Age of Reason in my opinion. There are some clever teachers I work with, for sure. Color me inspired.
from my great pal Mackenzie, who took a letterpressing course this winter and made these adorable carrot cards. swoon.