Sarah K. Benning is an American fiber artist living in Spain. She is famous for creating awesome hand embroidered works of art. Sarah is inspired by nature and interior design. And we inspired by her works. Ready to check them out?
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Sources claim that these words belong to Confucius. Nevertheless, it’s difficult to find a fancy blog or Instagram account that doesn’t contain the same words. The idea of doing what you love becomes more popular. Sarah is one of those people who don’t just talk about dreams. They make these dreams come true. For example, Sarah turned her love to embroidery into a hobby and then into a job.
Sarah graduated from the School of the Art Institute and started working as a nanny and then as a flower specialist at Whole Foods. However, she didn’t stay at that position for a long time. Her Etsy shop turned out to be more successful that she expected. Sarah quitted her day job and became self-employed. She moved to Spain and continued working as a fiber artist.
If you check out Sarah’s Instagram, you’ll fall in love with her works. Bold shapes and playful patterns – these are the features that characterize Sarah’s embroidery. Beside plants, Sarah creates works with crystals and mineral formations, tranquil seascapes, and lunar phases. She starts from illustrations. Then she experiments with stitches and techniques, creating fresh and vibrant works. Visit Sarah’s Etsy shop to get inspired and purchase great patterns helping you create interesting contemporary works yourself.
In an interview with Renegade craft fair, Sarah says:
Have faith in yourself and what you are doing. Chances are, if you are really pumped about what you are making, other people will be too.
That’s so inspirational. We’re happy to find another person who loves plants and art the same way we do. Have a look at Sarah’s other beautiful works and enjoy the day!