Curationism – Roll on 2016!

Happy 2016 everyone!!
I have to say, one of my favorite parts of curating is discovering new artists, or finding that I’ve gotten a submission from someone who’s work I’ve recently seen and liked. So, I thought I’d take this chance, as we start the new year, to look back at some of the artists I got turned onto last year – and I know, some have been featured here before, and where were you Ellen? How did you not know this artist? I don’t know. I miss stuff. But if I had missed these people prior, I’m surely glad I found them in 2015.
With her delicate, fine stitching, Emma Rose Laughlin makes some lovely but edgy works:
Lana DelRey by Emma Rose Laughlin

Mackenzie Mollo has a distinctly twisted take on pop culture:

S'morrissey by Mackenzie Mollo

Amy Dame tackles issus of import (like lgbt rights and identities) with a great dollop of humor and talent:
Works by Amy DameNow I know we don’t normally feature crochet, but I find the work of Croshame irresistibly, darkly fantastic:
Recreation of Jayne Mansfield's death in crochet
I know she’s been featured before, but I was terribly excited to discover the work of Rebecca Levi:
Sashimi Bear by Rebecca LeviAnd finally, I am blown away by the simple beauty of Peg Grady’s work:
LSMFT (Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco) by Peg Grady

It’s such an honor to work with you all.

See Also
These gorgeous, rich shades of purple are in the form of Kreinik Braid. This brilliant thread is meant to be used alone (not used as a carry-along) to add a bolder metallic look to a design. Washable, dry cleanable, available in several sizes to suit different counts of fabric/canvas and different stitches. Explore more here:

If this is the kind of stitchy art that’s been made in the past few years, roll on 2016, ’cause it just keeps getting better!