5 Serves

5 Serves (2010)When I told my father I was crocheting a beaded spoon, he thought I’d lost my marbles.

“5 Serves” was originally going to be a paper collage. But I had a brand new book of crocheted edges, and I was dying to try some out.
This is one way I approach creativity. I have my first idea, the obvious one, and then I ask myself, how else can I do this? I look around me for ideas and things that I can use instead, the more unlikely the better. Sometimes I even make a list of 3-10 options.
In this case, as I sat amid my colored papers, my eyes fell upon the crocheted edges book, and – voila – crocheted plates, and a beaded, crochet spoon.