Don’t you just love books? There is something about leafing through a book for inspiration that just appeals to me and I wanted to share with you one of my absolute favourites – The Artful Hare.
Books are such a great source of inspiration and ideas especially for embroidery. Normally I trawl through charity shops looking for an old gem that has been discarded however when I saw this book in a museum shop I fell in love with it straight away and could not leave without it! I have loved looking through it ever since.
The main draw for me is the subject matter – Hares. I find them fascinating and beautiful and was absolutely in awe of how many different artists had managed to portray the same animal in so many different ways.
The beautiful hard back book contains more than 370 images from 74 different artists so there is an abundance of different techniques, color choices and interpretations to enjoy, all of which can help you get ideas for your own work.
The art shown in this book is contemporary and many of the artists share their methods and approach which is fascinating.
There are other similar books by Alan Marshall including the subjects of owls, birds, gardens and cats. I am sure if they are anything like this, they are just as beautiful and worth pursueing if you particularly enjoy a particular subject like I do with Hares!
Hopefully you have been enjoying your Sunday, don’t forget it’s Freebie Friday this week so another beautiful flower pattern will be on the blog for you to stitch. I’ll leave you with a very simplistic little drawing of my own hare which I did a while ago and never got around to stitching!