Found these on This is Colossal one of our favorite go to source for talents. These ‘Nesting’ series of artwork is the creation of California-based artist Natalie Ciccoricco who embroiders lengthy colorful stitches with twigs mounted on handmade paper. The Dutch born mix media designer creates collages and illustrations with the use of embroidery thread in combination with other materials such as old books, magazines, photographs, natural objects and other ephemera. She draws inspiration from her dreams, nature, arts, literature and my travels. In her bio she says this about her work:
“CREATING ART IS A FORM OF MEDITATION TO ME”
“First, I take my time picking out my materials. I carefully prepare them for embroidery and select the different colors of thread I will use. My favorite part is the stitching itself, as it slowly reveals what the piece will look like.
The repetition of the motions is a very calming process. Even though I always have an idea in my mind of the end result, the finished piece can be quite surprising.”
You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her artwork is available for purchase on her website shop.
Images: Courtesy of Natalie Ciccoricco.
First found this type style on blog site of our favorite stationer, Present and Correct. They are embroidery type designs found in the book, “A Handbook of Lettering for Stitchers” by Swedish author, Elsie Svennas. There is very little information on the author other than the fact that she has written a few books on stitching, quilting and macrame. A PDF of the alphabet and the book can be downloaded here at Academia.
Admiring the stunning embroidery work of textile artist Jennifer Plott. The Santa Maria, California-based artist is completely self-taught with no artistic training or education at all. Her work uses simple symmetrical shapes and patterns adding nature in her recent designs. On an article in Ballpitmag she says this about her inspiration:
“I am most often inspired by nature. I am fascinated by trees (especially bare branches). In the past year or so, I’ve been getting more and more interested in stitching floral designs. At the same time, I am equally fascinated by creating geometric patterns and abstract designs. I am inspired by beautiful textiles and fabrics. I find ideas for color schemes in so many places. Literally everywhere I go! I’m always trying to pay attention so I don’t miss out on something inspiring.”
The artist can be followed on Instagram and a few of her items can be purchased in her Etsy shop, SeasideFoxArtwork.
Images: Courtesy of Jennifer Plott.