By Emmeline, May 13 2015 09:13PM
As you can see, this is the first time i've been here. I've been thinking about doing this blog for far too long - so I hope it was worth the wait!
I've been working on new illustrations for an up and coming exhibition at my little shop, The Art Nest in Hitchin. These drawings will make up a new collection of greetings cards, some bone china mugs, limited edition prints and pretty floral silk scarves. You will be able to buy these in the gallery or online from mid June.
The Blue Hyacinths are a returning theme, I made my first floral range of cards in 2010 and the blue hyacinth featured in this (see bottom image). I love these little blue spring flowers. Hyacinths to me represent new life and the optimsm of spring. The scent they have reminds me winter is almost gone and spring is just around the corner. I always buy the bulbs in January/ February and by March the house is filled with their joyfull scent and colour. The new reworked design has a mixture of drawing, watercolour and digital collage, this time focusing more on the bulbs too. I will keep you updated on the rest of the collection as it unfolds.