“When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought me joy.” Psalm 94:19 (NIV)
I pray all is well with you! I have been super excited about sharing today’s post with you. As I’ve been sharing on my Instagram since the beginning of the year, I had an opportunity to display some of my work at a recent gallery night/day in my city back in mid-january. I was super grateful for the opportunity to feature some of my work.
I knew from the beginning that I wanted to also take a step further than my normal iphone blog photos and I collaborated with La Toya Gale Photography . Over the next few weeks i’ll be sharing some of the photos from my shoot along with my inspiration and creative process for each piece.
This week’s piece I entitled “The Brighter Side” I absolutely love this cropped sweater! My inspiration came from a desire to smile and have fun. Which is also why I chose to crochet some pieces for this collection. There is such a creative freedom that I feel when I crochet that allows me to tap into a much more fun and vibrant side of my personality.
I also desired to create pieces that exuded boldness and confidence. The hardest struggle for me along this journey has been in having CONFIDENCE!, Confidence in my purpose, my gifts, my designs, my appearance, etc……. So I chose to experiment with bold colors, simple style lines and chunky yarn as a way to express this aspect of my vision.
This sweater to me represents a brighter side. The color story makes me think of sunshine and reminds me that there is still a lot of life left for me to live.
This oversized pullover sweater is hand crocheted using a chunky weight wool/acrylic blend yarn. It features bold and bright color blocked stripes tempered by stripes in a neutral black/cream colorway.
I styled it with a street style vibe in mind. I paired with skinny jeans, copper red suede slides, and my favorite mustard colored tassle earrings.
Photo Credits: Latoya Gale Photography
Well that’s all for now! Until next time…..