Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Crochet inspiration at the Indy zoo

Before we get to the crochet inspiration at the zoo, I first have to share a few of the highlights. Above, is me, FEEDING a GIRAFFE. Whoo Hoo! Giraffes hold a special place in my heart. I was so moved I nearly cried. (sniffling doesn't count as crying right? Because if it counts, then I was so moved I cried.) Dave, if your reading this, you may want to skip the rest, there two more photos then there is a photo of a S__ke.
Another highlight was watching this elephant get a bath. Then, the kids and I were able to go pet her while Captain stayed a safe distance away to get the photo.

Now, for some crochet inspiration. Look at the colors on this bird! (I'm sorry, I didn't note what kind of bird it was). All these years I have had a kind of bias against bright colors, in favor of "earth tones". But, really "earth tones" in the sense of brown, green, black, gray, is just silly. This lovely bird comes from the earth and it's bright, multi-colored and beautiful! I don't know if I'm ready to put ALL these colors in one project, but it is inspiring!

The reptile house was amazing to me this year. Finally, looking at the snakes with all their gorgeous color schemes and patterns. They truly are works of art in themselves. Again, I was too fixated on the pattern to note what kind of snake this is, but isn't he gorgeous? Look at the mosaic looking patches of alternating color. The cool thing about the snakes was the huge variety of interesting colors and patterns. Hmmm, I may have to do some snake research for a project soon!

Jellyfish! Look at these little flexible critters. I feel a design idea coming on....
Tomorrow, Crochet inspiration from the Indianapolis Children's Museum!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OMG, Ellen, I think I would have cried too ... how touching, how magical! :)

And yes, looking to nature for inspiration is fantastic. I find myself constantly looking at the textures, the colors ... amazing really. I can't wait to see what you come up with. :)