I didn’t mean to go a week without posting anything. I have things to say (mostly about Bulletstorm), but I’ve been doing research (by playing Bulletstorm) for the posts I’m planning to write instead of actually writing those posts. My bad!
If, for some ungodly reason, you are dying to read something insightful from me right this very moment… Sorry. Please accept my apology in the form of THIS LINK! to Jo Hamilton’s amazing crochet art.
Did you click the link? I hope so, because that stuff is the bomb. My favorite is Clockface. Here’s the thumbnail image of it:
Click photo for link to full image on Jo Hamilton’s website. It’s mind boggling.
I wish I could crochet like that. Hell, I wish I could crochet at all right now! Actually, I can crochet for very short periods of time, but after a while my elbow starts to hurt. I think I need to wear one of those fancy braces for tennis elbow. Sigh.
Looking at this crochet art makes me feel both jealous and awestruck at the same time.
I wonder if she makes a pattern or chart for her works before starting them, or if she just freehands it. Either way… Wow.
I love how she gets so much detail into the pieces. She uses color to show wrinkles and hair and shadows in such a neat way. It looks very similar to her paintings, especially the faces, but the texture of the crocheted fabric adds a unique dimension that fascinates me. She probably has to dye at least some of the yarn herself to get so many different shades, because you certainly can’t get all that at Wal-Mart. Speaking of the yarn, what material do you think she’s using? It looks like cotton to me, but I can’t tell without touching it.
I am so jealous, yet so amazed by what this woman has created with the simple craft of crochet.
What do you think? Are you as impressed as I am? If you aren’t, what’s wrong with you!?
Above: (hopefully relevant) ad to help Katy Bug feed her outrageous yarn habit. (Also to eat.)