The seasons were a perfect theme for lil’ old me. I grew up listening to my mum list off the scientific names of every plant she saw, ever, and teaching me how to grow a corn stalk in a pot. I have green thumbs, to say the least. Green arms, really. The Incredible Hulk; Garden Gnome edition.
Anyway. With a seasonal theme for my cards of course I have to choose plants that relate to that season, to decorate my illustrations with.
Here’s a page of stuff I scribbled out:
- sunflowers, daisies, aster
- Bright colours (sunlight)
- purples, reds, oranges
- orange leaves, zinnias, dahlias
- bright yellows and oranges and warm colours generally
- muted colours
- cold winter clothing
- balsam, cherry blossoms, poppies
- roses, tulips, day lillies
- pastel colours
I have been putting these to use already, seen in my previous designs. Having it typed up in a clean format here is mostly just for convenience :>
My step-mum has a small business as a seamstress and I’m thinking about also using this guide to make fabric print designs for her to use. If this is a project I can get off the ground you’ll hear more about it in due time!