With a little help from Jo at the Stew Print Rooms, another project has come to fruition!
has been transformed into wallpaper and now adorns my guest bedroom’s chimney breast.
Having a job finding somewhere to screen print it, wish I’d got on with it whilst I was still a student! It might have to be digitally printed but it seems like a shame. I guess I could send it off somewhere, I went into the art school yesterday and they tried to put me off trying to use the facilities, pointed me in the direction of these printing firms…
I had this idea a while back but have only just got around to creating the pattern. I was thinking about hearts and attachments… the people I loved and the people they loved who I might not even know, I had a picture in my head of a tangle of love connections. Initially I thought about the tubes turning into hooks and hooking onto other hearts sometimes, because the people you love don’t always love you back but then I thought this could be represented by the colours – the red turning to blue as an indication of the direction of love flowing like deoxegenated blood flowing into the heart and red oxegenated blood flowing out of it.
They are being careless today, dropping berries because there are so many to be had. I love the way they vanish from their beaks, now-you-see-it now-you-don’t little flashes of orange. The black birds are the greediest and cheekiest. Wolf them down they do.
The cherry blossom over water pattern is being printed onto wrapping paper tomorrow – very exciting! I’ve added some coy carp to give it a focus and something cute. I have three other patterns now that I think are also ready for print if these ones go well. The canary pattern is quite appropriate to Norwich, being our football team. The others are quite a random collection of images, which you don’t really see until closer inspection…