The post title sounds like some kind of dance move doesn't it? hee,hee,hee.
As promised, my blog posts will be a little longer, but only two days per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays). So, today I wanted to start by sharing something really fun and different with you. There are so many amazingly creative people and things out there. I, for one, love when my work inspires someone to play and see things in a different light. After all, we are all inspired by something. There is nothing new in the world. Everything is just a new interpretation.
Take for instance this little fella, who was made for me by Linda Livingston, a friend in my stitching group. Does he look familiar to you?
Linda took my Paul Penguin wool pattern and made him into a Zentangle penguin. Isn't that cool?!?
Linda also made this bunny for me. LOVE! Linda told me she sits at night watching TV and makes bunches of tangles. Have you ever made one? I haven't, but I find them fascinating and I think I might just have to try them.
Next, one of my favorite Zentangle artists, well....artist in general is my friend, Jill Buckley of The Quilt Rat. Jill is one of those people who has many talents. She can draw, stitch, make paper cuttings and more. Her Zentangles are incredible.
Isn't he handsome?
Jill can even take a doodle design,
Jill's Zentangles have also been made into designs for machine embroidery.
Isn't this gorgeous? From Jill's doodle, to a tangle, to a stitch,
which lead to this. Jill created this cat Zentangle on the left, which then inspired hand embroidery artist, Trish Burr, to create the embroidered cat on the right.
Trish contacted Jill asking permission to use the cat outline for an upcoming embroidery pattern. Jill was thrilled to participate and is looking forward to learning Trish's methods. What an honor and truly fantastic collaboration. I think they are both wonderful.
Trish Burr lives in Cape Town South Africa. She is an artist, author, gives workshops and has been published in various magazines. Her embroidery work is stunning!
So much detail in each piece.
This is her book.
I find her designs to be charming and delightful. They have such a sweet innocence about them.
What's even better is how Trish was inspired by another artist to move out of her traditional work to create something new. What a fun interpretation.
So, are you ready to doodle, tangle and stitch from all this wonderful inspiration? I would love to know what you have done or are going to try. Please hop over and visit with Jill and Trish. I know you will enjoy your visits.
Light, love and blessings to you,
Michelle, the Bunnies and Sabrina kitty too.