This is my most recent project, based on the curiosités found at Flea Markets in France. The designs were intended for giftwrap, notebooks, wallpaper etc. I hand drew my designs, before digitally manipulating them. I used scrap papers from music books and Vintage French postcards i bought at flea markets in the designs.
I collect old postcards. I love the fact that letters were once the only form of communication to loved ones afar! This was an image from one of my postcards, digitally printed onto fabric and embroidered into. I used a freehand embroidery foot on my sewing machine to write the words "I Love You" underneath, and framed the piece in an embroidery hoop. This would be great for a wedding or valentines gift!
I also created some other pieces using the postcards printed onto fabric. I love the messages people wrote to one another. I made some fabric "postcard collection" books for the artist book fair.
My favorite place to be in Paris. I took these photos on a disposable camera, which got damaged by water! The prints came out looking like glitter had been thrown on the film. I think the last one looks like a ballerina's foot.