Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Ladies of My Studio

Pleasant faces keep me company while I play with paper, cloth and trim in my studio. The ladies of a blue and white toile are scattered around the room, and I've found that others I've brought home mirror them in dress and pose. I find it pleasing when one design element is echoed by another, and I seem to be drawn to the same images over and over. A basket of fruit, a rake, a pretty dress--because of these gentlewomen it's always an idyllic summer afternoon. . It's striking that these two young beauties have such similar features and wistful expressions. The one on the left is a postcard image and the other graced the cover of a vintage book called The Kingfisher's Egg, whose blue spine, rose border and ribboned portrait beckoned me.

3 comments:

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

I love how you paired these up. So pretty! You have a great eye for detail.

Rosalyn-Sue said...

How very creative! Love the post about your "ladies" -- I'm quite partial to the bottom left image with the vibrant blue. Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you can still join us this weekend for Share your Studio Saturdays. I look forward to seeing more of your crafty space :)

XO,

Rosalyn-Sue

Beth Leintz said...

Beautiful pictures! It is interesting how some of the same motifs and details show up again and again if youd take the time to look.