Colour as tonic!
The sky was so dark and grey this morning I decided to pick out our vibrant yellow sky blossom scarf to make a cheery post on Instagram. Whilst it was draped on a chair I mistook it for a ray of sunshine. A simple solution for bringing a dose of spring colour indoors!
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Here are a selection of pictures I took on a recent visit to India. When I design print & pattern here in the UK, I like to look at the elements of nature at work, for example light, texture, shadows and reflection. The photos below however, confirm that my bright colour palette is inherited from the motherland!
Edge of the Meadow makes sense of two very different cultures working together in harmony.
Autumn is one of my favourite times of year. After a long summer of never ending green the elements start to change rapidly in a short space of time. Clear air, and intense light, bring out striking contrasts and we can enjoy deep shades of reds, orange and yellow.
Beautiful objects fall to the ground, not forgotten and happy to be found!
A selection of pics from my summer holiday in Northumberland.
The randomness of spacing in little barnacles,
Springy matt clusters of moss on slippery rock surfaces,
Bright fishing gear against the dark North Sea,
Enticing rock pools in clear crisp light,
Seals whiskers at the Farne Islands!
The strength of a silhouette against a raging sky,
Elements making their mark on rock surfaces.
I was at Hauser and Wirth in Somerset and came across this beautiful exhibition of a perennial meadow by landscape architect Piet Oudolf.
Such a joy to see that nature really does have such a range of rich colours which are so dynamic when placed artistically.
Mesmerising kinetic reflections ..nature creating it’s own dancing surface patterns