Tag Archives: Pattern

Charley Harper

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This week’s ‘A Little Book Award’ (judged by myself and Elsie) goes to ABC’s by Charley Harper

Every time I see something by Charley Harper I am instantly drawn towards it.  His designs are so unusual and unique, I absolutely love them.

Sadly Harper died in 2007.  When once asked to describe his art style, he replied, “When I look at a wildlife or nature subject, I don’t see the feathers in the wings, I just count the wings. I see exciting shapes, color combinations, patterns, textures, fascinating behavior and endless possibilities for making interesting pictures…”

To read all about his life and work, and to see more of his amazing illustrations check out this website.

 Loving the back page!

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Here comes Frankie!

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The favourite book in our house this week is ‘Here comes Frankie!’ by Tim Hopgood

‘Frankie and his parents live a quiet life.  But when Frankie decides to learn the trumpet, EVERYTHING begins to change…’

A great read – whilst Elsie appreciates the pets, trumpet, shiny pages and any pictures of food, I appreciate the patterns, textures and beautiful detail on every page…

Frankie’s parents may be a bit dull but they certainly know how to decorate a home…

Love these cute little birds…

The book builds up page by page to a great explosion of colour and fun…

Really lovely 🙂

William Morris

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As promised here are my favourite William Morris print photos taken on our recent trip to Red House…

‘Thistle’ – one of Morris’ most popular wallpapers, a single colour design.

‘Indian’ – a reproduction of a early paper from 1868- 1870

‘Honeycombe’

 ‘Red House’ – inspired by one of the painted ceilings at Morris’ house (unfortunately didn’t see the ceiling…)

Here is a block print used to create the designs…

Sunflower – the wallpaper in Red House’s dining room…

Marigold – wallpaper on display in one of the upstairs rooms…

And I’m pretty sure this rug is not William Morris but i liked it anyway!