Nigella waits wistfully for their
Lover’s tryst, sky blue eyes
Filled with tears.
Suddenly she sees him gallantly
Galloping and cloaked in sapphire sateen;
Her fears abating,
He appears out of the mist.
I adore the beautiful Nigella or the popular name for the flower ‘Love in the mist’. The flower not only inspired my photograph and my poem but also a simple potato print fabric design. I loved mixing ultramarine full bodied acrylic with white and fabric medium together to create a fresh ‘Love in the mist blue’. Potatoes aren’t the easiest veg to carve so I chose a primitive flower shape to give the essence of my Nigella. I printed it freehand on cotton fnabric and let it dry in the sun. It was just a test piece but great fun to do! I hope you like it. 🙂
So beautiful. Would make lovely curtains or furniture or anything really. 🙂
Thanks Brenda. I do love that colour Blue. When the weather gets cooler I’ll get out my sewing machine and make some cushions. There is plenty to do here! 🙂
That will be beautiful and unique.
Thanks. I hope so. I may do tiny cushions. I just hope I can make that colour up again for more prints. I hope you have a lovely day Brenda 🙂
Very creative. I used to do a lot of potato carving as a child to create some artwork. Nice to see it still works
Thanks Raewyn. I’m going to try different veg and see what happens! Lots of fun and very primitive. 🙂
beautiful poem and flower. Great job on your prints!
Thank you. Sometimes it’s exciting to try different artistic mediums. I’m doing a Collograph printmaking workshop tomorrow and can’t wait to spend a whole day getting messy, playing about with different textures and preparing my plate. 🙂
🙂 it is!! Hope to see more of your work soon!