Am really inspired by flowers at the moment and have also been off to Southampton Art Gallery today. I wasn't really planning to go there as my main aim of popping into town was to go to a Sustainability Fair in the Library. It was really worthwhile as I've made some good contacts who are very interested in some of my ideas for workshops. Am working on the plans for those at least once a week.... but lets get back to flowers and art. As I wandered around I began to realise how widely art uses flowers, from back ground interest to delivering a specific message to the viewer. Andy Warhol was the main "star" of the exhibit and his work with flowers inspired me... single splashes of colour on a dark background. I also felt drawn to his portraits on multicoloured backgrounds where the black lines were most prominent and its suggesting a line of embroidered knitting, perhaps for the Handy Pots I'm developing. I also really loved the slightly stylised tulips and perhaps cornflowers on an 17th Century hand pained plate, the blues and yellows were still bright today and really complemented each other.
So being in a Summery Mood I've trawled the work of the Folksy June Bugs for you and selected a range that inspire me with thoughts of Summer:
|Lily's Night Garden - Selection of Minature Cards|
|With Hugs and Kisses - Dress with Flowers|
|Lonely Hearts, Make Up Bags and Cases|
|Dottery Pottery - 3 large ceramic buttons|