Monday, June 23, 2014

Today is the last full day of school for my girls - the 17 snow days we had have stretched things out a bit, but starting tomorrow my little office here won't be all mine from 8-2 every day.  Sigh.  On the bright side, I'll be wandering around New England for the next 8 weeks or so, since neither my kids nor I are good at sitting still when the sun is shining - and we have many plans for our time off!  

My dear knitters, this also means that I will be away from my computer more often than not.  If you have pattern questions, the best spot to post them really is in my BabyCocktails Forum on Ravelry.  Each design has its own thread and that's where I will be checking in, plus you will find that the knitters in my group are always super helpful and responsive, and the conversations are ongoing.  I will try to get online in the early mornings during the week, but there will be days where I will be away from the computer and remembering details about one of my 80+ patterns isn't easy from afar.

The break will be nice.  I'll be knitting out there, planning for Fall and working on the sweaters already in the pipeline, but enjoying the summer as I do it.  Mmmmm.

And one of the things summer means to me is a bit of extra time to read - so I think this is perfect timing for a book giveaway!  One of my favorite designers and friends, Amy Christoffers - of SavoryKnitting - has just published a gorgeous collection for Interweave called  New American Knits.  (The Interweave page is here, with all info, pics and a spot to purchase..)

If you haven't seen this one, it's full of the classic lines and gorgeous details you know from Amy's past designs.


I've always been a fan of Amy's sense of style.  Her designs are timeless, and she gives such thought to every detail.  I find she works with traditional motifs and shapes, but really gives them something special, so that the traditional sweater is not exactly the garment you've seen before.  Just look at the lines on this yoke:


Right? Whether it's a twist on the motif,  an intentional choice in yarn, or the way she works a seam or a cable across a piece of fabric, it's her eye for subtle, gorgeous detail that always gets me.


Really wearable detail, too.  Any of these designs would work in my wardrobe.  And some of them, like the Tanner cowl below, are absolutely necessary before winter --


The book contains 20 patterns for sweaters and accessories, each named after an American artist that inspired the design in some way, shape or form.   It's kind of fun to think about each and the tie to the style of the artist, but it's even more fun to think about knitting the pieces and wearing them, so if you'd like to win a copy of the book, tell me who your favorite American artist is and what it is about them that makes you a fan in the comments below.  In order to win, BE SURE TO INCLUDE A RAVELRY NAME OR EMAIL or I may not be able to find you!

Thanks to Amy and the folks at Interweave, I'll be picking a winner on Thursday of this week and get a copy of the book out to you!

Happy, happy summer!!   (I have 2 hours, 16 minutes left.....)


145 comments:

Retha said...

One of my favorite American artists is Jared Flood. His photography is amazing.

Leslie J said...

I've been really looking forward to the release of this book! I'm a fan of Gregory Crewdson, a photographer who stages otherworldly scenes. I love that each photograph lets the viewer make up a story. Thanks for the giveaway!

Patt said...

Albert Bacchus, I love his beach work

Jersey Shore Deb said...

I love Andy Warhol's work--very iconic and fun.

Debby S said...

James McNeill Whistler, for the subtlety of the limited colour palettes he used - subtle, harmonious, but so, so beautiful. How wonderful it would be to replicate that in stranded knitting.

BB said...

I still love ansel adams photography it's just so stunning and iconic and brings me to places I have yet to see in person.

Christine said...

Keith Haring, his works was so colorful and thought provoking. BellyLaugher on Rav.

Liz said...

I'm a big fan of Sol LeWitt! Just love his gigantic, brightly-colored tableaus. Also really like Robert Rauschenberg's work with performance--I've seen several performance works that include his design.

gbellasg3 said...

Norman Rockwell - love his Americana style and his artwork reflected so well what was happening in that time frame.

I guess we would call his artwork vintage now huh?

It was just fun, sweet and whimsical all wrapped up in one painting.

Also love the big bold bright happiness of Georgia O'Keeffe's artwork too.

My Rav name is cdoertel

Karen999 said...

Frank Lloyd Wright -- a pioneer, way ahead of his time, and he forged the way for a new wave of American architectural design.

Karen999 on Rav

Anonymous said...

Norman Rockwell for me. Love,the patterns you showed in the book. jmiller532002@yahoo.com

Janelle Wertzberger said...

So funny that the commenter before me said FLW, because that is who is on my mind this week. I'm visiting Fallingwater soon so I'm going with Frank Lloyd Wright! I love how he combines beauty, economy, and functionality. But there are so many artists to love...

mlritchie said...

Dorothea Lange is an artist whose work I love and respect.


mlritchie on Rav

Anne said...

Impossible to name just one but I do love John Singer Sargeant and his exquisite portraits.

Graberg on Ravelry.

Lauren said...

My favorite American Artist is DeKoonig. Technically he is Dutch American but he has been hailed as an American Master.

What I love is his abstract use of color and shapes. Plus he has been able to take command of movement and style. In his paintings I can see color so vividly and it's not just red and yellow and white and black. It's dimensional. It has shapes and form and many of them seem to come off the page.

(My Ravelry name is AdelleSouth)

Teri said...

Mary Cassatt is probably my favorite American artist. I love impressionist work and her family scenes are wonderful.

purlgirl said...

My fave artist is Georgia O'Keeffe. I love her work and her choice of subjects in New Mexico.

Unknown said...

Dale Chihuly-- he paints with glass the same way that knitters paint with yarn. His colors are the best. And he's from Seattle. What's not to love about that?

Knitpenny on ravelry

Lisa Garrett said...

I really admire the work of Georgia O'Keeffe. Her eye for the beauty in flowers and trees was remarkable.

Garretli on Ravelry

Zoƫ said...

I love Ansel Adams photography. His images are so breathtaking.

EspressoBean on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

What an impossible task! My first reaction is John Singer Sargent for his imposing oils and remarkable water colors. His work in both mediums is stunning. Rav name is mkgVT.

linda said...

Andrew Wyeth...his paintings just say rest and serenity to me.
I'm lindakurtz on ravelry.

Anonymous said...

ooooh, so many to choose from but to stick to the knitting world I like Jared Flood but for sheer genius my vote goes to Stephen West aka Westknits.
His patterns are fresh and different and he is constantly evolving his style. He also has a wonderful eye for colour .
His patterns are clearly written and a joy to knit.

Roxyrana on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I love the Group of Seven. They did so much beautiful work focusing on Northern Ontario and the beautiful lakes. Great group of Canadian (North American) artists!!

Rav - avasmom2007

Karen said...

I love the work of Ansel Adams

My rav name is hearts812

OrangeTabby said...

Ansel Adams. His photography takes my breath away. If his photos were memories of places I'd been, I would consider my life complete!

Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan of Georgia O'Keefe -- she lived the life she wanted and portrayed flowers like no one else. Pennyalb on Ravelry

Elaine May said...

I can't just choose one Artist as my favorite. I have quite a few artist that I love and play on my emotions depending on my state of mind., Cookie A, Norman Rockwell, Picasso, Johnny Depp - it all depends on the frame of mind.

Knittingtigger58

marian said...

i love jared flood.
i am spider on ravelry

Anonymous said...

My favorite has to be Andrew Wyeth. I find his paintings so restful. I have one of his prints and when I look at it, I tend to get lost in it.
My rav name is sandeeb.

Anonymous said...

Oh my must I choose one! I would have to say Andrew Wyeth. There is something soothing in his choice of color and subject. And of course he did paint quite a bit in Maine.
FULLMOONKNITTER on rav

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to say Norman Rockwell...each of his tells a story!

purlynn (rav id)

knitterlydesigns said...

I love Edward Weston. His abstract photographs mimic his nude photographs adding a layer of sensuality to every day objects.

Knitterlydesigns on ravelry

Sage said...

My favourite American artist is Georgia O'Keefe. I particularly love her bold use of colour and scale in her flowers ... but those bones and antlers are pretty stunning, too!

My Ravelry name is Sage

Anonymous said...

Mary Cassatt all the way

smokey78

lydiajane said...

My favorite American artist is a total unknown, my mom. She has done all the art hanging on my walls, mostly watercolors, from small to really large sizes. I love that I can give her a paint sample of a wall, and ask for a painting to coordinate, or find a photo and have her paint something similar. My favorite works of hers are the pencil sketches of her fantasy couture dresses she did in the early 60's while living in London after just having moved there from Korea. But what I especially love, is her love of painting and her extraordinary love of me. :)

Rav name: gypsythedog

Savannagal said...

Art comes in so many forms. I love Kristin Nicholas' fabric and wallpaper designs. Home home is a brilliant with color. Savannagal on Rav.

Shayne Blacksburg said...

Edward Hopper for his style, use of color, and his ability to paint emotion. Shayne saynenayne on ravelry

Lesa Tustin said...

My grandson is my favorite American artist

(lesatustin on rav)

pattymatt said...

I'm a big fan of Andy Warhol.

Rav id: pattymatt

littlekahootz said...

My son is my favorite artist...he totally got mommy's crafty genes and can make ANYTHING out of some paper, tape and scissors. He wins.

littlekahootz on rav :)

Rav name - tybearwat said...

Ansel Adams photography is always stunning in my opinion. What a great book, have a happy summer!

Autumnfog (rav) said...

I love Georgia O'Keeffe for her beautiful usage of color.

Laura Williams said...

I love the photography of Ansel Adams... His images give me goosebumps..and remind me that I often need a mountain 'fix'.

from flatland Louisiana,
laurawms (Rav name)

Tracey said...

I'm really partial to Donald Roller Wilson. His paintings are amazing. The realism of the surreal subject matter is incredible. I like to read to stories/captions as well.
hutch on ravelry

Suzanne said...

Ansel Adams, love the beautiful photography.

Stacey D said...

I can't pick just one favorite artist... But a short list of well known favorites includes Georgia O'Keefe, Charley Harper, Ansel Adams, Frank Lloyd Wright, Norman Rockwell. They all have such unique visions that really speak to me in different ways - color, composition, detail, nuance, and emotion. I'm in DC at the moment and staying within a block of the Smithsonian American Art Museum... Good timing! Wonder if the museum has evening hours during the summer...
(C-villehokie on Rav)

Unknown said...

I would have to say that Georgia O'Keeffe is my all time favorite American artist. I love the sincerity and honesty in her paintings. She managed to combine natural forms, architecture and landscape into her work which I find impressive and awe-inspiring. At the same time, she credits "the feminine" as well. The patterns I love most combine all of these features! Rock on Georgia!

katherinelynn_04 said...

I am a huge Frank Lloyd Wright fan. All those clean lines, and the beautiful stained glass, the colors, everything. I'd love to own a home based off one of his designs someday.

katherinelynn04 on rav

Anonymous said...

I find the watercolors of Andrew Wyeth soothing to look at. There's a lot of subtle details of American life in his works.
pickupsticks66 on Rav

cyndi said...

I love the work of Norman Rockwell and they way his work captures the everyday life in small town America. Have a restful summer, Thea.

cynshep on Ravelry

Ashley said...

Chihuly for sure! My mind is blown away every single time I see something he has created. We spent some time at Chihuly Garden and Glass while we were in Seattle and it was one of my favorite parts of the trip.

(Ashiepoo22 on ravelry)

Kathy Radic said...
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Kathy Radic said...

Ansel Adams. My son is an art teacher. he introduced me to Ansel Adams' work.


ravelry: kattyradie

Sherri said...

My fave American artist is JoSonia Jansen. Lovely American folk artist.

Ravelry: sherrilj

KitchsStitches said...

For me, it is a toss-up between Ansel Adams for the magnificent way he captures nature and Dale Chihuly for the remarkable art he creates from glass. Such beauty!

Sally said...

Abelardo Morell, Cuban born, but immigrated to the US as a child. He has created stunning images using the camera obscura technique to turn entire rooms or tents into cameras and to overlay interior and exterior images. Seeing his work completely changed the way I consider photography.

Ravname: sally136

Karen said...

Martin Puryear's sculptures are exquisite. I love the way they make space and inhabit space.

karenmargrete on ravelry

Sherri said...

FLW's work is awesome and I love that you can introduce it to your kids thru Lego

SheKnitsToo on Rav

barbara said...

Richard Diebenkorn is my favoite American artist...his colorful cityscapes are my favorites. Chuck Close also is pretty amazing!...but in a totally different way.

changcup on Ravelry

Stephany said...

I can' think of just one - way too many and they have to bring a smile to my face:
Georgia O'Keefe
Annie Leibovitz
Edward Hopper
Jasper Johns
Grant Wood
Al Capp
Jackson Pollock
Jim Dine
Mary Cassatt
ANSEL ADAMS!
ANDY WARHOL!!!

Thanks Thea, for making me think about all these wonderful people.


Solemate!

melanie said...

There are so many, but Ansel Adams for this photography is a winner.
rav id: qtpieknitter

SweetBay said...

Hard to narrow it to a single artist but Winslow Homer's use of color and evocation of place and time makes him a special artist for me.

Marilyn said...

I have to go with local artist, Bob Timberlake. He is a realist whose works represent everyday life.

RAV ID: Starstitches

dclulu on ravelry said...

I will go with John Singer Sargent. His paintings are just so luminous!

Rachelle said...

Jennifer Moore who is a weaver and does amazing wall art and wearable art. I'm not in the US so had to do a little research to find someone I loved.

sewsable on Ravelry

betty said...

I will go with Edward Hopper. His "Nighthawks" is one of my favorite paintings.

bettyc on ravelry

Sarah Montie said...

John F. Peto, I have learned a lot about him since I was a founding member of the board of the John F. Peto Studio Museum. One of a handful of Studio Museums in the country.

Anonymous said...

If I had to pick one favorite American Artist it would be Ansel Adams. He work always inspired me to find a way to experience the beauty in person that he represented with his work.
Just like a great knitting pattern, where the designer makes me want to get the beauty out of the yarn that their patterns create.
Nancy
Ravelry - wildwind96

Dina said...

I love photographs, so I think my favorite artist would be my nephew, Eli Stertz. His photos are artsy, thought provoking and serene. I am one proud aunt
dynastar on rav

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Livvy said...

Oh for sure, I'd have to say ansel adams :) he's amazing! thanks so much for this, Thea :)

my rav name is livvyknits

Jennifer Simoneau said...

Have you ever seen Dale Chihuly's glass sculptures? Amazing color and light. It's like nothing else I've ever seen.

The book is on my wishlist!
Happy Summer, Thea. Have lots of fun with your girls. They grow up too fast.

Jen Simoneau
Rav id: jensknits

Charlene McNary said...

One of my favorite artists is Gordon Parks. I love his portraits of ordinary people working very ordinary jobs. He captured the essence of a "hard days pay for a hard days work". When I look at the photos it's as if you can see into their souls. - LOVE LOVE LOVE him! - Ravelry name (camcnary)

Lorelei said...

My favorite American artist is Jackson Pollock. I like his drip art, but it can really be anything by him. Coming 'round the corner in an art museum to unexpectedly be face to face with one of his pieces has always moved me.

btw: love the blog and the patterns. thank you!

rav name: loreleilu

Anonymous said...

My favorite artist is definitely Monet. His use of color is so magnificent. There is a softness and relaxing quality to his work.
Deeden (Rav)

Lydia said...

now that's a toughy- Charles Wilson Peale is at the top, especially his stair case group-which I got to see in Philly. I studied art history in college, so when I get to see what I saw in a textbook it makes me a little giddy.

daniela said...

Edward Hopper, I've spent hours admiring his masterpieces

Ravenknitter said...

I love Ansel Adams. His majestic view of everything is so iconic.(ravenknitter on rav)

Canaandogknits said...


Charles Schulz

We were raised on Peanuts...not only did he craft lovable characters but memorable lessons of life!

Jenny said...

Georgia O'Keefe! For her bold style and use of color. Plus, I have a very special memory of my daughter attached to my Georgia O'Keefe. I'm jenjoywil on Ravelry.

Meredith MC said...

Georgia O'Keefe for the flowers and bones. And for being amazing. I'm mersknits on ravelry.

Lori Utley said...

Georgia O'Keefe, as I love flowers. Ravelry = lutley

Denise said...

Frederic Church and Thomas Cole come to mind! I love the Hudson Valley painters!
Denise
AKA Sorka on RAv

DyAnna said...

Rav name dyannadavis

I love all sorts of artist. I will say Norman Rockwell though. I feel like his work can take me back in time and make me feel I am right there. A true artist is able to make you feel without touching, smell even though there is no smell and be transported to the past or future. An Artist can literally bring it to life what they can imagine in there head. And Thea you are truly an artist, bringing texture, color and beauty to all of our lives!!! You are #1 on my list!!!

Coco said...
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Coco said...

Alexander Calder - mobile sculptor.

I love the flow of his pieces, I like that they can move and create interest with shadow and light.

I'm Cocogoddess on Ravelry.

Jennifer Johnson said...

I love Georgia O'Keefe so much, I love her use of color and her paintings just have a dreamlike quality to me...I hope to get to visit the museum in New Mexico one of these days to see some of her work in person.

Rav Id-craftycreoleJenn

Poohtum on Ravelry said...

Palmer Hayden for keeping it real.

Anonymous said...

Ansel Adams, his photos take me away from the city to nature and a the B&W's really make me think.

RAV ID klandy

Nancy Burgi said...

Awesome!

Rav ID: fancynancy71
email: nancy.burgi@gmail.com

PICAdrienne said...

Ansel Adams, his subject matter and composition are inspiring. Ravname is PicAdrienne.

Donna T said...

Andrew Wyeth for me. He painted truthfully - not just the pretty stuff. I'm donnadt on Ravelry.

Jules said...

I would have to say Ansel Adams, such classic beauty and I am a sucker for black and white! julesg370 on ravelry :)

Mona (montraix on Rav) said...

David Sedaris! So far, he's the only one that makes me literally laughed out loud (I couldn't catch my breath) on the bus! People were starting to genuinely worry that I might keel over and die!

Emily said...

I love this book! It's on my Amazon wish list. My favorite American artist is Edward Hopper. His color choices and voyeuristic subjects gave portraits new depth and meaning. Cape Cod Morning is my favorite painting!

My ravelry name is esposetta.

Deb said...

Has to be Georgia O'Keefe. I love flowers in art and I love poppies.

Sheila said...

Georgia O'Keeffe is my favorite, because I like to pretend she's a long-lost relative, even if she spelled it with two f's and I only use one. I do really love her paintings too, especially her color choices.

SheilaOKeefe on Rav

Kelley said...

Frank Lloyd Wright is a favorite of mine. I am lucky enough to live in a small Iowa town influenced by Wright and his Prairie style architecture. We are also home to the only remaining FLW hotel, The Park Inn, which has been completely restored to its original beauty!

Ravelry name- stallie

Kelley said...

Frank Lloyd Wright is a favorite of mine. I am lucky enough to live in a small Iowa town influenced by Wright and his Prairie style architecture. We are also home to the only remaining FLW hotel, The Park Inn, which has been completely restored to its original beauty!

Ravelry name- stallie

Jennifer said...

Love Amy's style!

Ravelry name- Jennknitter

Anonymous said...

I love the photography of Ansel Adams. His photos of the American west bring a smile to my face. I am knitsonplanes on ravelry... Thank you for the fun drawing and book. Happy summer.

Audrey said...

(not sure the previous comment got through)

I'll go with Ansel Adams, too -- breathtaking photography!

mataharimau on ravelry

horseymom on Ravelry said...

One of my favorite American Artists is Georgia O'Keefe--her eye for the detail in her elegant paintings of flowers leaves me speechless. In a children's book about her --Georgia--it tells of her journey to gain the insight she has in her work. She saw the world through a lens that many can not appreciate--and yet to hear her journey--it is an inspiration to us all to follow our own path.

RJ Gosnell said...

Hi, I would love to win this book! I am currently looking for a new knitting project...

I love the work of Norman Rockwell- I think he captures what America is all about and I can spend hours just looking at all of the details in each piece of his incredibly talented work. (considering I am limited to stick figures... I think some of the expressions he portrayed are amazing)

My RAV name is RJGOSNELL

Dana (DanaRae19 on Ravelry) said...

I love Jackson Pollock! His use of color is always inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Maureen Harrahill said...

Mary Cassatt - a woman ahead of her time and with such an eye! You can't just glance at a Cassatt work.

Reniewort on Ravelry

mngirl said...

Georgia O'Keeffe is one of my favorite artists. I have a fondness for painting that highlights or brings out the beauty of nature.

RAV ID Mngirl

Hardware Queen said...
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Hardware Queen said...

My favorite American artist is Georgia O'Keefe. I love how colorful her paintings are.
hardwarequeen on Ravelry

Rachel said...

Andy Warhol rocks my socks off! Art vs pop culture - can't decide which he influenced more. He's mind blowing to me. Rachel on Ravelry.

mrsmicrobrew said...

What a wonderful set of comments! Love the Hudson River and the Ashcan schools myself. My favorite, though, is anyone who creates something from nothing, no matter at what level. When you think of a knitter who takes some string and two sticks and comes up with something functional and beautiful...that is more art than one can imagine. Thanks, Thea, for this thread!

Teresa said...

As a Seatlleite, and having loved the museum (oh I wish I could blow glass), I have to say Chihuly.

TreeF on rav

ravelry 3catos said...

I love Charles Wysocki. He has lovely paintings of cats in a variety of New England settings. Not all his work features cats, but I especially like his cats. Like Maggie the Messmaker :)

Kathy said...

I have always adored Albert Bernstein's paintings of Yosemite and the West. He captured the grandeur and beauty perfectly. His ability to capture light on canvas leaves me breathless. I'm bigblueice on Ravelry. Thank you.

Valerie said...

Norman Rockwell. His work makes me nostalgic for days gone by.

valsue on Ravelry

Cindy said...

Maybe because I live in Mane, but I love Andrew Wyeth - especially his most well-known work, Christina's World. Thanks!

Jeanie said...

I just love Jared Flood - and indeed anything from Brooklyn Tweed. The designs are so timeless and yet bang up to the minute too. Unbeatable!

Patty said...

Andrew Wyeth. Always makes me think and generally gives me a sense of peace.

barbara collins said...

Mary Cassatt is my favorite American artist. Thanks for the opportunity!

jill knit it said...

One of my favorites is R L Crouse. He depicts farm life and John Deere tractors. My cup of tea

Rav name jillknitit

Janine said...

My favorite American artist is Edward Hopper. I was lucky enough to see an exhibit of his work at the Art Institute of Chicago. I love his use of color and his choice of subjects. My rav name is janineny2001.

Anonymous said...

Do we have to pick just ONE artist? I have to say Wendy Froud. I also sew and sculpt dolls and I LOVE Wendy's work. There's something calming about the world of the Fae.
My Ravelry name is SheepTricks!

Kesha E said...

Edward Hopper -- love him. Thanks for the chance. keshaevans on Ravelry.

Cary Fremin said...

I love Barbara Lavallee. She paints women of all different sizes and shapes. I completely love her paintings of the Alaskan Eskimo women, particularly the berry picking and sewing scenes. The colors are beautiful.
I'm muggleknitter on rav.

Bethany said...

Andrew Wyeth ... so timeless. And I grew up near "his" museum.

chathamgrad on RAV

Anonymous said...

Andrew Wyeth comes to mind first.
His simple scenes speak volumes...I get lost in them...

Ravelry name...tezsocks

Christina Heintz said...

My favorite American artist is Andrew Wyeth. I still remember the exact moment I discovered his painting "Christina's World". At the time, I did not know the title of the painting. I only knew that it caused me to feel many strong emotions at once. Later when I learned the title, I wondered if I identified so much with the young girl in the picture because we share the same name.

Christina
Ravelry Name: Monchichee

Kari B said...

My favorite American artist is Jackson Pollock. I think it's the controlled chaos that appeals so much...
Rav ID: kari1276

Colleen said...

Winslow a Homer. He is an artist's artist.

Debbie said...

My favorite American artist is Mary Cassatt. I love how she captured adult countenances on children.

Susan said...

Grandma Moses is my favorite American artist. She exemplifies the idea that there can be another way. She was 80 at the time she started painting. Why then? Because her hands were too stiff with arthritis to hold the needle for her previous art form of embroidery. She kept with her documentation of life around her in New England moving just in another media.

Suna on Rav

Laura said...

Frank Benson, favorite American artist. Love the tranquility in his pieces. lauraog@eastlink.ca

Katherine said...

One of my favorite American artists is my cousin David Mata. He not only is an amazing painter, but also shares his stories by participating in Native American dance for our Tribe (Karuk Indians).

ScarletFever on Ravelry

Sarah said...

So hard to choose! For the moment I'll go with George Inness, because I was just thinking about his almost eerily still and luminous paintings earlier today.

Amy's collection is great. Kudos to her for these bold designs!

Anonymous said...

I have to say that Georgia O'Keefe is one of my favorite American artists. I grew up looking at her work and was always wowed by the simplicity and boldness of her paintings. (artmajorese on ravelry)

Anonymous said...

There are so many wonderful american artists who are celebrated and admired, but my favorite happens to be my six year old daughter who just pours her heart and soul into her drawings -- the love shines like no other!!!

Lisa - jeepgirl on ravelry

Lisa Bressman said...

What a beautiful book! I am not alone in saying Georgia O'Keefe, not only for her art and the way she inspires others, particularly women, to find form in their art.

Lisa (zoepanda on Rav)

Anonymous said...

Winslow Homer is my favorite American artist. He captured some of my favorite landscapes on earth with his strong distinctive style.

tillieknits on ravelry

Jaime said...

I love so many but Georgia O'Keefe popped into my head first; I love her colors and depth.

Rav = jaimenc

Anonymous said...

Jane Wooster Scott is my favorite American artist. Her paintings are fun and colorful.
I am MyCorgiKnits on ravelry.

Lorelei said...

I love many of the artists already posted, but I want to give a shout out for George McManus, who was the best ink wizard ever!

Cindy said...

Edward Hopper. He drew bored people. I'm never bored so I find this fascinating.

Madforknit said...

Isaiah Jagar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaiah_Zagar). His mosaics are just breathtaking. You'll see them all over the Philly back alleys.

asteride said...

I had the chance to see William Harnett's work at the Metropolitan Museum many years ago and I loved it.