I was recently asked by fellow amigurumist DenDennis to participate in the WorldWide Artist Blog Hop! I am asked to answer 4 questions and then to invite fellow “artists” to continue the chain on their own blogs! What fun! I wonder when and where this originated, but I’m game!
Question 1: Why do I do what I do?
Well, the obvious reason is that I love it! Creating and sharing my own little characters gives me joy and I find crocheting to be amazingly therapeutic as well as fun. It is a very calming hobby and I highly recommend it to anyone who needs a little serenity in their lives. 🙂
Question 2: What am I working on now?
I’m actually working on several right now, which makes it hard to get anything done…I started testing out a raccoon to add to my intended “Woodland Creatures collection” and then got sidetracked with trying to come up with a new character for the holidays. I started to make a polar bear but somehow it morphed into a little baby seal instead. I’m trying to come up with some cute accessories for it now.
I’m also proofreading a design for an upcoming book…I don’t usually follow others’ patterns but it’s been really fun seeing how other designers make their pieces. It’s a learning experience for me! You probably will not be able to guess what this character is from this picture. I always like to change up the colors when I’m proofreading. Despite what you might think, I can tell you that it is NOT a chihuahua! (my husband’s guess 🙂 )
Question 3: How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Hmm that’s a tough one. I guess it’s just my style. I try not to overthink things and just keep everything really simple and cute. Sometimes I get really inspired when I see someone eles’s character with intricate details and I might experiment a little but but I always seem to go back to keeping things simple.
Question 4: How does my creative process work?
When I feel like crocheting but don’t have any idea what to make, I usually take my sketch book out and doodle characters. But honestly speaking, there really isn’t much of a process. If I’m in the crocheting mood, I might just grab my hook and yarn and just start crocheting away. I’m not always very organized or methodical when inspiration strikes. I’ve been known to jot down instructions on scraps of paper, backs of envelopes, anything that happens to be close by. I try really hard not to do that anymore because I’ve lost instructions in the past and I get very annoyed when I have to try to recreate something that I’ve already done just because I didn’t write it down! (it doesn’t always turn out right the second time around!)
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading a little more about me! Now it’s my turn to invite fellow designers to participate in this Blog Hop!
I think I will ask a few of my favorite designers, the super talented gals behind