Rocks on my mind

Sep 1, 2010

 
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! 

rocks at Tahoe and Crater Lake

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!


5 comments:

katie d. said...

I love this! So simple, yet so beautiful. Wish I'd have thought of that. I wonder if you can re-purpose old crocheted items (i.e. doilies)by covering stones with them. Think I'm going to have to play around with that.

Tina Anderson said...

Must have a mustachioed rock. How do we make this happen?

nesting.emily said...

I am lucky enough to have some of Margie's rocks. We traded at a show- made my day! Now they are happily inspiring me in my studio.

Margie Oomen said...

your stones in hoodies certainly brought a smile to my face and that of my little rock babies

Katie Probert said...

Loving these wondrous rocks! I also love the crochet covered stone, have tried it before and gave it as a present to a very happy friend of mine :) Katie. xxx

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