I am having such fun with this rug!!! It may be one of my “all time” favourites!!!!! 🙂
At the latest hook-in, someone asked me how I “think up these things”! lol I think I have said before that designs just pop into my mind quite often. But I think the real answer is this…like many others, I have one of those brains that can quickly combine art and craft that I see or draw or think about into something different and new…often with a touch of humour or silliness or whimsy! Like taking these designs from an old sampler, an ancient mosaic, a vintage painting and a public domain fantasy design, reworking them and combining them into a rug.
I have told you that I read and look through books extensively…especially those on vintage decorative art, wood craft, textiles, ancient mosaics, weaving, paintings, woodcuts, drawings, etc. I also sketch my own designs often and put these scribbles into notebooks so I can look through them for ideas for a new rug as well. I change and refine and adjust and then, the rug hooking starts and I am having fun reworking and creating as I go along! It is a wonderful way to work…with no stress and no worry…just pure fun and enjoyment. (I’ve said before that I have no fear of looking foolish, stupid or overly silly…I just enjoy what I do and if others enjoy them too, that is an extra bonus for me!!!!) 🙂
I have read books since before entering Kindergarten…and creative ideas have been swirling around in my mind ever since! When you have a mind full of design and silliness that has been with you for at least 70 years…you have a Lot of “stuff” to play with!!!! lol
Here is Progress on Day 12…Dr. Sopwortt has legs!!!! Hooray! And some ground to stand on! (the green on the right is a dyed, mottled, wool) May you all have a delightful day today doing whatever it is you want to do!!! Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂