Sometimes you do something and it rings a bell...the colours...the ambience...where have I seen these beachy-Boden colours before?
'Little Fishy' on Etsy (SOLD...thank you!)
Ah yes, my last sketchbook from college - fifteen long years ago...struggling to find 'my' colours. Faded paint, ice cream shades, the same colours I home in on now...you can keep your bright primaries, give me muted any day.
I had a fish phase...
...and it struck me that while there are birds and bunnies aplenty - on Etsy, blogs, crafting sites - fish are largely unloved. Are they cold and un-cute? Surely not.
Do they lack vintage atmosphere? Hardly.
Do they lack panache? I don't think so.
Once, fish were loved, and found in every home.
Their sophisticated elegance and beauty provided inspiration for myriad designs...
So where are the fish of the 21st century? Give me your fish: let them come in joyous, writhing shoals. Free the Piscine spirit within you, and make it fishy!
'Luna' on Etsy