I am in love with Paul Horiuchi's collage, Rock Garden (1960). The use of color (or lack of) and the placement of objects make this piece so striking. I also have a thing for rocks as exhibited in prior posts here and here. I think I took more photos of rocks in my travels this summer than of friends and family!
You can imagine my delight when I recently came across Margaret Oomen's crochet covered stones.
They are simply gorgeous (my favorites being in the second row). You can try to snatch one in her Etsy shop if you're lucky. If you're interested in making one of your own, there is a fabulous tutorial on The Purl Bee. The instructions are relatively easy to follow as long as you know the basic crochet stitches. I just happened to have a round rock sitting on my desk, so I made this crochet cover for it.
I love the idea of a hidden message on the underside. The crochet cover framing the message actually reminds me of a hoodie around a face. So, that got me thinking about making these little guys.
I have a feeling there will be more rock people to come. Already picked up three rocks this afternoon from the gravel road nearby.
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Just posted is an interview featuring yours truly. Check it out here. Thanks Chrissy!