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Palm Paradise

The print that I am celebrating this week is Palm Paradise.  Palm Paradise is perhaps the print that is the most true to my initial moodboard, and the ideas that I had at the beginning of the collection.   My initial title for the collection was Heady Boudoir.  I wanted to portray both sensuality, and an exotic element to these tropical plants.  I imagined an almost Miss Hannigan like lair, with these printed scarves draping across the walls, windows, and lamps of her boudoir.  As the collection evolved so did my ideas.  I have reflected in an earlier blog post about the idea of the collection moving out of the bedroom and into the garden.  Perhaps its not so much the...

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From Tulips to Righteous Raven....

I thought that I would take a look back at the development of some of my prints in the Botanical Boudoir collection, starting at the beginning with my very first design Tulips.   When I started this collection I was doing it for myself, I wanted to test myself.  The first test was with medium.  I had never successfully used acrylic paints, and consequently had a large amount of them hanging around.  The last painting I did using acrylics was sadly a gift for my unfortunate friends birthday, which haunts me to this day.  Every time I go to her house its hanging there in her living room shouting at me 'destroy', 'DESTROY'.  Its hideous in many ways, and she really...

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