Thursday, 14 July 2011

speedwell flower

work in progress

a new block print inspired by the tiny flower, speedwell. i found it growing in the garden earlier in the year but only recently found out it's name by searching through my flower book. again it's my take on this delicate wildflower.
i've printed it in my favorite way as a repeat pattern. i just really enjoy this method of printing & you can see it taking shape as you go which i enjoy even more!
the flower is actually blue but green was calling me today. that's the beauty of printing by hand you can mix & print any colour you desire. so today a creamy light green it was.
oh i do love a bit of green :0)

the flower speedwell is featured in the flower fairies book by cicely mary barker as well as
sir john everett millais's beautiful painting
'little speedwell's darling blue'
one of the pictures we had at home when i was growing up was one of his more famous works called 'bubbles' -
i can remember staring at it for ages, it remains one of my favorites.

i've printed the floral pattern onto natural cotton which i'm going to cut up & make....

ahh, i'll save it until you pop back next time

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

c o s m o s

natural cotton 'cosmos' totes

handprinted in new colour combinations of blue & pink.

now in my etsy shop :0)

{i had lots of fun with the tote snaps! running back & forth from camera to the chair just in time for the auto-click. oh many a deleted photo! good exercise though & no gym required haha!}