I plan to adapt this pen and ink draft into a fabric or wallpaper design using two tones of the same colour?, or even a watercolour... I just had to get this idea down!
This idea is based on the nostalgia of my home, a little village called Sproatley in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Various symbols are placed theoretically within the pattern, encased in a plaque each bearing a meaning:
Hanging Basket: To depict the presence of nature and vibrant gardens.
Church Door-knock: A door- knock bearing the Yorkshire rose, a little clue to the area.
Fossil: Fossils are often found on Mappleton Beach, imprints of long lost shellfish & other creatures.
Sparrow: That nest in each and every hedge, and the daring ones pull worms whilst we watch in the garden.
The pattern to this print is also dedicated to my home, with whisps of barley from the golden farmed land at the end of summer & whisps of bluebells found in the overgrown woodlands and the edges of grassland. These are placed in a wave motion, settling the pieces to calm. The plaque encasing each symbol is built with the same bluebell and barley. The hourglass shape depicts a coastline surrounded by the sea, with a corn- like pattern running down the land, this depicts the fields and working farms in the area.