I mostly create functional, contemporary crocheted pieces. Scarves, hats, cowls, slippers, headbands...and more. I also like to do some sewn pieces. Right now I'm hung up on these fantastic pyramid shapes that can be used as doorstops, or just as neat shelf decor... I always love neutrals, but I'm also not afraid of some colour.
What inspires you?
Fibres and textiles!! I just look at them and my brain starts going...and then my hands just have to get involved. I love that I've been doing this for several years and I still get so excited about the creative process. I'm usually making smaller pieces, so the frequent bouts of satisfaction are super fun and enjoyable. I love that I'm taking a skill (an ART) from days past, and keeping it current with different (contemporary) colour and style choices. I also love incorporating details with a different texture. With my headbands I add these great foraged wood buttons. With the sewn pyramids, some leather. It adds extra interest, and often, a more natural element.
OH!! and people. People are amazing! I see other artists and makers and think "man, people are awesome". What they try out, and do successfully is always inspiring, without fail.
A lot artists and crafters listen to audio books and podcasts to get inspired. What do you listen to?
Well, I can't say I listen to a lot at this point, though I do have a few podcasts on a list somewhere...to listen to someday (probably from Lisa @ GirlCanCreate!). I am mostly looking at pictures of pretty much anything - for colours or details that really strike me. Or I'm watching various design shows.... I then have those different design principles, details or colour combinations come back to me when I'm staring at my pile of yarn or fabric :)