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The Art of Living
Drawing rug patterns is still a big learning curve for me. What I envision vs. what the finished drawing looks like are two completely different things. I'm learning and improving, but I have a ways to go.
My love of folk art especially Americana folk art is close to my heart. Yet, my drawings come out looking quite contemporary. Maybe that's because my soul and subconscious are modern and change with the times. I've never been the type of person who can be blamed for being set in their ways. I am the polar opposite; rather progressive and bending like the reed in the wind.
Since I am a first generation American, my roots are still in Hungary where both of my parents are from. They were refugees in 1956 fleeing a revolution. Their experience and my genetic makeup have partly made me who I am today, and the art I create. Because of how these elements affect my art, I rely on and use antique rugs as my muse. The patterns you see in my shoppe are based on actual antique rugs made by an unknown artisan from decades or centuries ago.
Rarely, do I have enough time to hook a rug for myself. At this moment in time, I am provided with the luxury of staying home, which affords me plenty of time to find a pattern and hook it.
The Americana Whale & Clipper Ship is a large pattern meant to be placed in front of a door and cover that space adequately. I hook a little bit each day, and I hope to finish this beautiful folk art rug by the end of March.
What's on your frame, or what style do you like hooking?
Have a beautiful day! Be safe. Find happiness in the little things that are easily overlooked.
The Art of Living is ...
Inspiration from nature's beauty, simple living, love, and peace.