Saturday, June 19

A Fresh Approach







Since uni's been out for summer I've been losing momentum like nobody's business. It's fine, I needed a break, but now need a bit of a kick up the arse to make some nice work.

This month and next I'm working as a research assistant for one of my lecturers and am looking at storytelling, in particular Folk tales. The tales I've heard are mainly based on strange things lurking in forests and a lot of superstition which for me at least, conjures all sorts of visual intrigue.

Then on Thursday I found this wonderful book full of interesting patterns (that I instantly thought Lucie would love), which got me thinking about patterns and their early origins and uses to identify people. I don't know if any of this will lead to any new work but it's got me excited which is a good start...

6 comments:

sunkentreasure said...

what a nice book!! nice found

love your shop too :-)))

red-handed said...

Folk tales are full of patterns ...

lusummers said...

you are right, i love it!!! i've got one similar, out of print now, with the most charming little illustrations, i really treasure it.

jokemijn said...

it's beautiful and intriguing. I love the earthy colours of the images.

louloulovesbooks said...

What a great book...I'm glad you posted this. I find these images soothing, they make me want to break out my sewing kits. (note use of plural)
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Jamie said...

awesome patterns! would make a pretty rad tattoo, too.