|Connie's Twisting Heart Valentine (tutorial available)|
Found out about Inspire Your Heart with Art Day--January 31--I'm a little late to the party. Nevertheless, I will plunge ahead and feature some art and artists that inspire me.
1) Mary Engelbreit
Whimsy; cheerful colors and graphic geometric patterns; positive, uplifting sayings. What's not to love?
2) Shanna Trumbly
Trumbly is a local visual artist in Oregon. I have long admired her work, especially one where the queen is eying the beet. (It was hanging in the winery where we had our wedding.)
3) Patience Brewster
Patience is a one-artist company producing small-batch whimsical art; I love her images, but I especially love that her art often adorns useful things (I am not much of a nick-knack person). So, although her Christmas ornaments are the most popular part of her business, I am drawn to her tea towels, and purses, and even furniture.
4) Yarn bombers everywhere
Knits for Life. Installed in San Francisco Ferry Plaza in 2014. I do so love public art--of all different kinds.
5) My own humble artistry
Okay, so technically I didn't make this tissue cover/couch; but I have made several others. I have to credit one of my fabulous Sewing Sisters with this version, which was done to adorn our wedding.