I had forgotten that I had these pressed flowers – saved in Summer 2013. Opening the flower press today for the first time since pressing was like receiving an unexpected present!
This image was achieved by layering and use of a texture overlay – the end result is intended to be reminiscent of a vintage flower illustration.
**Available as prints, cards, cases and skins, home decor items etc over at RedBubble
I’ve said before here that I love old graphics and amongst other things have quite a good collection of old postcards. I think it was such a charming practise, to send one another postcards, not just to wish seasonal greetings but even just to say hello, enquire after someone’s well-being or express how much you enjoyed your recent get together. For me part of the joy of collecting postcards is in reading those lovely messages on the back. It’s such a shame we no longer take the time to do this – emails and texts just don’t do it for me and certainly won’t stand the test of time.
Interestingly, many of the great illustrators were women, at a time when most of us imagine that women were very centred around the house, bringing up baby. The graphics here are by well-known illustrator Margaret Tarrant. Her work is much more detailed than the cards I usually collect but I love it all the same, probably because it reminds me of book illustrations from when I was a child. (There again, Sponge Bob Square Pants can’t hold a candle to these beautiful old illustrations, which were pieces of fine artwork in themselves).
I’ve picked the one below because it has an Easter feel to it and I’m wishing friends and contacts here on the web a very safe, happy and peaceful Easter weekend. Whatever your faith, may your God go with you.