Saturday, May 12, 2012

May Flower Challenge • Plants



Flowers and Patterns for May Flower Challenge • Day Twelve

Sharing a favorite book that combines my two favorite things, flowers and surface pattern design. Plants and Their Application to Ornament by Eugéne Grasset was first published in 1897. Grasset was a graphic designer and teacher. I love the presentation of flowers in the first spread, then their application in few decorative pattern designs in the next spread. The book offers large illustrations for inspiration. The soft coffee cream background for all the artwork gives the book an old aged look. The plates are in Arts and Crafts style with the flowers represented in realistic botanical illustrations.


 Flowers and Patterns for day of Twelve of The May Flower Challenge . Each day you can post your flower creation, whether it is a doodle, drawing, photograph, collage or painting. This challenge has been started by  Lori Moon, fellow blogger, talented photographer and jewelry artisan. Play along on a specific day each week or only once - whatever inspires you. Join the challenge, here, it is going to be fun 




Make sure to visit the other artists who are participating in the challenge at Lori Moon's websiteI love challenges like this because it helps build reference material for your body of work, it adds to your sketchbook, portfolio, motif library if you are a Surface pattern designers and so on. Make it work for you.



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2 comments:

  1. Deb - what a great book! So much fun!

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  2. Great tip, lovely book, Deborah.

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