It's time to introduce you to my new design.
Meet Daisy Meadow.
Do you remember back in July when I was so inspired by the meadows on my trip to Norway? You can read my Blomster post all about it. There were SO many wild flowers everywhere and my friends took me to meet an artist who painted wild flowers and had a meadow of his own. I made lots of drawings and took loads of photographs. I was so inspired.
I drew daisies, harebells, shepherds purse, stitchworts, grasses, pignuts and cow parsleys...
And here it is, six months later, engraved on a gravure cylinder and waiting for me at the wallpaper factory for production.
The cylinder itself is a very beautiful thing.
Last week we went to the factory to colour test the design.
This is Roop, our assigned colourist for the day. What a guy. Incredibly skilled and a remarkable eye for mixing up colours.
Unbelievably all the subtle tones are mixed up using only these five colours!
Now I have the difficult decision of which ones to take to print.
I can only take three colours to print. Which ones should they be? I'd be interested to hear what you think.