I am extremely excited to be launching a new section on my blog – ‘Creative Crushes’.
Few things thrill me more than discovering an artist or creative whose work I have an instant connection with, and it’s even more exciting to be able to share in that feeling with other people. I would love to hear about the artists and makers whose work gets you giddy, so please do tell me in the comments! Now, introducing the first ever Saint Cardigan Creative Crush…
Maryanne Moodie is a Melbourne-native, New York based weaver on whom I have a massive creative crush. I first discovered Maryanne’s work via Instagram (oh Instagram, how I love you), and immediately fell head-over-heels in love with her woven wall hangings.
There’s something extremely calming about her work. I imagine her wall-hangings hung up in the kind of sun-lit lounge rooms where you might read a book and take a nap on a Sunday afternoon. Her use of neutral tones supporting a carefully chosen array of pastels and the occasional pop of bright colour is delicious and there’s something about her considered geometric shapes, contrasted with a bit of wild and shaggy fringing that’s incredibly satisfying.
Back in March, I was lucky enough to participate in one of Maryanne’s workshops at Home Work, and I can attest to the fact that not only is she a truly talented textile artist, but she’s also a super lovely lady. Maryanne was generous with her knowledge, has a genuine passion for what she does and encouraged a sense of creative community amongst the workshop participants, creating an Instagram hashtag that we could all use to stay up to date with each other’s weaving adventures. How ace is that?
Images from www.maryannemoodie.com