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A-Z of Flowers

Decorating with plants …

 

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This collection is also part of the A – Z of flowers, H for Hoya bella (a most beautiful flowering indoor house plant this side of the hemisphere)

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The A-Z of Flowers Project is a no pressure, design project – doddle a flower pattern every day or paint one every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it! Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A!

If you do join in be sure to let me know by posting to Patternandco’s Facebook Page and tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and share the floral goodness!

All images Copyrighted © Michelle Drew 2013. All rights reserved.

If you are interested in my work please contact me and I will reply as soon as possible.

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A-Z of Flowers G is for……

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……Geranium.

I was inspecting some of the early geraniums and if you look closely at their petals they have these wonderful pattern of veins.

I even made co-ordinates….

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And not strictly a geranium colour but it looks fab in yellow and grey too

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The A-Z of Flowers Project is a no pressure, design project – doddle a flower pattern every day or paint one every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it! Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A!

If you do join in be sure to let me know by posting to Patternandco’s Facebook Page and  tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and share the floral goodness!

All images Copyrighted © Michelle Drew 2013. All rights reserved.

If you are  interested in my work  please contact me  and I will reply as soon as possible.

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A-Z of Flowers F is for……

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Forget me not!!!  The letter F is finally finished (a more muted version of the work in progress from earlier)

The A-Z of Flowers Project is a no pressure, design project – doddle a flower pattern every day or paint one every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it! Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A!

If you do join in be sure to let me know by posting to Patternandco’s Facebook Page and  tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and share the floral goodness!

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A-Z of Flowers E is for……

On 30, Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | In A-Z of Flowers | By patternandco

Echinops (Globe thistle).

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This one I have been playing around with for a couple of days wondering which direction to go in.  Loose and sketchy like D is for dandelion or something a bit different.  It happened that the other week I was working on some damask patterns and doodling a few ideas and thought it would be great if I could draw the thistle as simple shapes and work it into a more complex pattern to build a damask!

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In the end I choose a rounder version of the thistle (which leaves me with a million other sketches to return to at some point for inspiration or using in other designs!)

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I’m loving it as a big and bold wallpaper!

The A-Z of Flowers Project is a no pressure, design project – doddle a flower pattern every day or paint one every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it! Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A!

If you do join in be sure to let me know by posting to Patternandco’s Facebook Page and  tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and share the floral goodness!

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A-Z of Flowers D is for……

On 24, Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | In A-Z of Flowers | By patternandco

Dandelions!  I love them for their yellow cheerfulness, simple but bright and then the change into  feathery, light and delicate, blow in the wind flowers……stunning!

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The A-Z of Flowers Project is a no pressure, design project – doddle a flower pattern every day or paint one every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it! Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A!

If you do join in be sure to let me know by posting to Patternandco’s Facebook Page and  tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and share the floral goodness!

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A-Z of Flowers C is for……

On 17, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In A-Z of Flowers | By patternandco

chrysanthum!! My grandad used to grow these in all sorts of shapes and sizes for my nan :)

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The A-Z of Flowers Project is a no pressure, design project – doddle a flower pattern every day or paint one every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it! Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A!

If you do join in be sure to let me know by posting to Patternandco’s Facebook Page and  tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and share the floral goodness!

 

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A-Z of Flowers B is for……

On 15, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In A-Z of Flowers | By patternandco

Bachelor’s Button (or Cornflower.)  A pretty flower, I remember drying them as a child , along with lavender!

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Screenshot from illustrator.

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I had real fun working on these but the best part is hopefully one or two of the designs are destined for a specific company,  just waiting to get the official nod :)

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The A-Z of Flowers Project is a no pressure, design project – doddle a flower pattern every day or paint one every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it! Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A!

If you do join in be sure to let me know by posting to Patternandco’s Facebook Page and  tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and share the floral goodness!

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A-Z of Flowers A is for……

On 13, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In A-Z of Flowers | By patternandco

Anemones!!! I had a hard time choosing between Agapanthus, Allium and Alstroemeria (maybe I should have done a bouquet – next time!) but in the end I went for the fun and colourful Anemone.

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Stay tuned for tomorrow I will show how I “stretch” an idea and/or motif and turn it into different designs!

And a big thank you to all who are jumping aboard the A-Z of Flowers Project!  I look forward to seeing your work!

The A-Z of Flowers Project is a no pressure, design project – doddle a flower pattern every day or paint one every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it! Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A!

If you do join in be sure to let me know by posting to Patternandco’s Facebook Page and  tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and share the floral goodness!

 

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A-Z of Flowers Let’s begin

On 13, Mar 2013 | 17 Comments | In A-Z of Flowers | By patternandco

With winter lasting forever (I still can’t quite believe the amount of snow we have had in the middle of March!) I am beginning to miss my flowers and plants, all the green leaves and little cheerful buds.

So inspired by the 365 patterns challenge…..

(For those that don’t know the 365 patterns a day creative design challenge is a collaborative event with lots of designers, if you like making patterns you’ll love it! To find out more drop by the caravan blog or take a look at my 365 Patterns!)

……I decided to start a new project The A-Z of flowers! It ties in wonderfully with 365 patterns and fits my love of sketching and designing floral prints.

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As an avid gardener I have always had a garden brimming with flowers that changed constantly and an allotment (until I moved to Germany!) When I was younger I trained with the Royal Horticultural Society and worked for a fabulous small private run garden – it was a joy to work all seasons and although now I have traded the planting and growing with designing and pattern making I still love flowers!

Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A.

If you do join in tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and there is no pressure to do one every day or even every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it. (Please grab the blog button below and share the idea – it would make me very happy!)

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I found a wonderful site to get the ideas flowing Flower Possibilities that lists a selection of flowers from A-Z, I have a few favourites, like Lillie’s that I definitely want to include and will be flicking through my gardening books and resources and hunting out and about with my camera to gather ideas for sketching!

Stay tuned for my A is for……..later :)

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