Inspiration: The Natural History Museum

This week I took Malcolm to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. My mom used to take me there when I was little. We called it The Dead Zoo. Malcolm learned to say “Arthropods” and “Japanese Macaque”. He was really into the dinosaurs and the New England Forests exhibit.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

I fell in love with the South American textiles.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

The stitching on this shirt is so precise and delicate. It reminded me of the mini quilts on display at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. The colors and design are so gorgeous, I need to learn how to make this shirt!

I was also really inspired by the colors and patterns of the beetles.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Look at all the interesting shapes!

Harvard Museum of Natural History

I couldn’t help but think of these great little bug prints by Wide Eyed Tree.

I think we’re going to have to go back soon and check out the Peabody Museum. I am a super fan of Native American textiles.