Commissions in France

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On another note, I'm back in the United States again!  I was lucky to have the opportunity to go to France for the past seven weeks.  It was such an amazing journey and I met so many amazing people and artists through Jason's art school.  I knew I would use the time in France to work on new crochet work, but I was so thrilled to find that some of my new friends were interested in commissioning me for a variety of crocheted works.  Below are some photos of those commissions.

Bracelet made from a walnut twig and crocheted into place.

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  A smokey gray, drawstring pouch for a blood stone. 

A smokey gray, drawstring pouch for a blood stone. 

Another one of the artist's from Jason's studio commissioned me for a covered rock.  He was specific in his requests, which gave me the chance to really challenge myself on the design of this work.  On one side, there are two circles which overlap and intersect the other's center. On the other he asked for a hexagon, smaller ones around it if I was able.  So although I was not able to surround the hexagon completely with smaller ones, like I was originally imagining, I did connect a larger hexagon with three smaller ones.  All of these shapes are based on sacred geometry.  I'm glad that I could be challenged in such a way and also be able to satisfy his requests and give him something he will proudly display. 

 Two circles intersecting the other's midpoints.

Two circles intersecting the other's midpoints.

 Hexagons.

Hexagons.

Lastly, I was commissioned to crochet another snail, much like the one I posted about in an earlier blog post.  Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of that one, but it is very much like the other one I crocheted. Both escargots reside in Europe, too! The first one was a gift for the daughter of the atelier's teachers, and the second one was commissioned for a little Belgian girl who was visiting one of the other students with her parents! 

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