Monday, April 11, 2011

Inspiration: Maria Ikonomopoulou

I'm not sure 'inspiration' covers it here... I am in love and in awe of the magnificent work of Maria Ikonomopoulou. The exquisite stitches on black + white photography, the irony and subtext in each composition. It's clever and witty and just plain gorgeous! :)
See more on her website.

We're off on school holidays for a week or so... and I could think of no better images to leave on my front page for a while :) 

So excited about the holidays... I'll be doing some reading, crocheting and maybe some embroidery too. I'll be teaching my big girl about taking black + white photography with a fully manual SLR (old school). Next holidays I'll teach her how to develop her B+W films. If you're on holidays too, hope you have a fun time :)


Jennie said...

I've never seen anything like this before -
love it Kylie!

Hope you guys have fun with the SLR. What a great thing to teach her instead of relying on the digital to do it all for you. (that takes the creativity out of it!)xx

Tania said...

I have never given up the old SLR. There's a quality to those pics that just doesn't happen with the footloose and fancy free digital version. Maria Ikonomopoulou has an avid new admirer.

Happy hols sweetie!

Flaming Nora said...

Wonderful images I've been an admirer of her work for some time, something to aspire to!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

WOW! I love it. people are so clever, I am constantly amazed at the brilliance of peoples ideas. I love that the internet allows all this wondrfulness to be shared so easily!

Mia said...

Sooooooooooo stunning - not seen anything like it before. Will scoot over to see more now.
Have a great break!

Karen Lewis Textiles said...

they are truly stunning images, Kylie. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a fantastic break and by the way, I hope your big girl realises she has the most awesome Mum in the world, teaching her all these wonderful creative skills x

Unknown said...

i love these kylie what a fabulous find... happy holidays... i'll be in touch soon. x

Some Korean Website Highjacker said...

total creative stimuli! good gosh, i'm in love with the girls buttoning coats and those bubbles in the bg. really cool find, thanks for the gasps & gulps lades. happy new week! ♥

annamaria potamiti said...

Awesome work!
Have a wonderfull time Kylie!!XX

Cat said...

Great finds...I love seeing the creativity of inspiring :)

(I really like the first one...there is something so intimate about the fact that the photographer/artist captured a "secret")

anyaadores said...

Amazing work - I love it.
Have a splendid holiday Kylie.
A xx