Being obsessed with plants & crafts, this is an important blog post coming from yours truly! The following is a list of my current Instagram favorites – Those that I pull inspiration from and admire. There is nothing more awesome than combining a love of plants with a love of crafts. If you’re not already following these artists, I would strongly recommend you do.
1 Sarah K. Benning
Sarah is an embroidery artist who is completely winning the plant-embroidery game! The amount of detail that goes into each of her pieces is incredible. If you love her style, you can purchase her patterns on etsy and recreate these beautiful works of thread-art.
2 Nina Pearse: Paper Artist
Yes, that is a real leaf! And yes, it is awesome! There isn’t much that needs to be said about Nina’s talent as a paper artist. I mean… Look at what she can do. Follow her feed to see amazing leaf-art on the regular.
3 Jenny Kiker: Living Pattern
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Can't wait to post this final fiddle fig pair, should take me another 25 hours 😂 but I love the intensity of this green! Thank you guys for the encouragement on my last few posts of large scale paintings. This is a whole new chapter for me! Good thing I bought a few 12 round brushes.
Jenny uses watercolor to capture the beauty of leaves (and sometimes flowers). Her vibrant colours and amazing eye for re-creating foliage make me want to cover my walls with her art!
4 Jess Chen: Tattoo Artist
If you love leaves enough to commit them to skin, then I have a tattoo artist for you. Conveniently located in Toronto, ON (my city!), Jess is skilled at line tattoos and often incorporates foliage into her pieces. Her style is right up my alley!! (hint hint)
5 Libby More: Thread Folk
The first time I saw Libby’s embroidery I couldn’t get over how simple yet colourful her style. She combines leaves and flowers into gorgeous, light & airy works of art! She also has an etsy shop where she shares her colorful embroidery patterns.
6 Elise Goodwin: Reform Fibers
Elise is an skilled macrame fiber artist! Her pieces are not only beautiful, she also offerd short “how to” videos on her Instagram feed (which I love to watch). One of these days I’m gonna make myself a plant hanger. Or maybe I’ll just buy one from Elise.
7 Lauren Holton: Lark Rising
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My current work pile. This week I'm working on these foliage hoops, next week is only florals, and the following week I'll do some feathers, bees, and whatever else I have time for. I'm loving working on these and am digging deep in so many ways–pushing myself creatively and skill-wise. Foliage is my friend. 🌿🙌🏻 . . . . . . #westelm #westelmseattle #wip #progress #plants #plantsofinstagram #urbanjungle #jungalowstyle #plantlady #indoorplants #foliage #botanicalart #botanical #botanicalpickmeup #cylcollective #nestandflourish #bossgirl #womeninbusiness #embroidery #embroideryinstaguild #dmcthreads #contemporaryembroidery #craftsposure #creatorslane #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty #wallart #simplethingsmadebeautiful #handmadeisbetter #designsponge
Last but certainly not least, Lauren is an embroidery artist with an eye for colour and texture. I just love her style and ability to capture what I love most about my plants – the unique patterns on their leaves. She also has an etsy shop!
And for inquiring minds, my cover photo is the completed piece I started back in February, which I documented on my blog post: Farewell Smudge City. Here are a few more pics of the finished product 🙂