So, today I'm sharing with you a revisit of some ideas and themes I worked with last spring. My inspiration comes from my childhood memories of enjoying imaginative play-times outside. Currently I'm using those ideas and themes and reworking them into a collection of illustration + poetry spreads which will hopefully turn into a nice book sometime =)
"Little Lilac Ladies"
Ancient myths say mystic powers
Are given to some lilac flowers.
Those having five petals or more
Store magic wishes at their core.
|This piece alludes to how my friends and I would comb through lilac bushes in search of 5 petaled flowers because supposedly they had wish granting powers!|
|Inked floral work|
|Painted floral work|
|Again, the finished piece|
When spring returns back to the land,
Little birds could use a hand
With making cozy, tidy nests
For themselves and for their guests.
|This illustration reflects how in the spring my friends and I would build nests out of grass to help the birds out :)|
Media: Waterproof inks + watercolour + gouache + microns