About a month ago I was reading back through some of my late father's notebooks - the perfect pastime for soggy Winter days. He used to enjoy constructing limericks often with a Christmas theme and his 'naughty schoolboy' humour, so being inspired to create these "muddled proverbs" I like to think that he'd have found them amusing. They might appear random but they are quite the opposite. I have tried to create a new proverb by splicing two halves together, vaguely keeping some sort of relevant meaning.
The colours are most likely a reflection of the gloomy days of January and February - it also occurred to me that some of these colours feature in our own home.
I am considering illustrating them as well, but for now I wanted to leave them minimal, and while this might not be a totally original idea, I would like to say that I didn't look around internet until I'd finished as I didn't want to absorb any external influences unintentionally.
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I'm not a writer....and I'm definitely not a poet....but yesterday, just for fun, I did what Maria von Trapp (Julie Andrews) did in The Sound of Music - I thought of 'a few of my favourite things'. Firstly I thought about Autumn, and then inspiration came for the other seasons. I'm pleased with all but Spring (so I'll be working on that) but the others are lighthearted and it was a different kind of creative exercise for me.
No! Not an article about being the opposite of thin, but an acronym: F. A. T. which I hope will resonate with all fashionistas out there.... What it stands for: Fashion Against Terrorism. In light of further cowardly terrorist attacks I wanted somehow to bring all that is creative and good in the world together. Creativity can be inspired by so many things and much personal inspiration comes from the art and architecture of other cultures. I've called this project #fashionagainstterrorism - more development required.
Above is the first design which loosely represents explosions and a dividing wall!