I keep picking the flowers up and photographing the beautiful patterns on them. I have also MANY photos of the flowers.
|Can you see the cute little face in the white part? Or is it a monstrous face??|
Now I have discovered the pretty little seed pods.
I even found some seeds lying on the ground today.
I will have to start designing!
The shapes make me think of a workshop I did a few years ago with Jane Sassaman. I will have to go back to my notes and see what I can do with the ideas floating around in my head.
I also have quite a bit of fabric, dyed using the hollyhocks. They aren't all the correct colour for representing the flowers but that doesn't matter, one of the good things about Jane's class was the stylising of the images. I can use whatever colours I want, it doesn't actually have to look like hollyhocks, they are just my starting point.
If I ever get around to doing more than looking and thinking.
You can find a downloadable PDF, and video, at Quilting Arts, about this design process.