November 30, 2010
i try not to blog more than once in one day,
but i cannot keep quiet on this one.
it’s no secret,
at least i don’t think it is,
that i love miss yokoo.
years ago, when i first started knitting,
veronica brought her to my attention,
and i fell immediately in love.
there is just something about the way she portrays herself,
not only yokoo the real person,
but yokoo the real persona,
i found and find her mesmerizing.
the way she constantly evolves, lives her art form,
and somehow makes a living off of it . . .
i know it’s a total cliche but she’s one of my biggest inspirations.
her dedication and perseverance motivate me to do the same,
to sit my ass down and write,
or write about knitting.
over the past couple years,
i’ve purchased a few original yokoos.
we’ve also become internet buds,
giving each other a supportive comment,
tweeting our appreciation of each other’s crafts.
(or maybe i’m just an overzealous fan lol)
she made a name for herself on etsy and flickr,
and today, etsy released a “handmade portrait” of miss yokoo.
i was totally nervous to finally hear her voice,
and i in no way expected to hear the old soul in the video.
(though why i don’t know).
and i just felt i had to share it with you.
so here it is bitches,
the handmade portrait of yokoo:
seriously yokoo, congrats.
and in the immortal words of rupaul,
don’t fuck it up!
ps i would give a million dollars if someone can help me make the video fit within my blog column.