Friday, August 15, 2008

all things art nouveau and arts & crafts

The boyfriend and I are both major fans of the art nouveau and arts & crafts styles. Going to London kicked that passion into overdrive. At the stunning Victoria and Albert Museum we had a chat with a security guard who pointed us toward several small exhibits in the galleries, some we might even have looked past had we not been carefully guided to their locations. Upon returning, we visited a Stickley exhibit at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown.

I've long appreciated the work of William Morris, but have only recently returned to his pattern books for inspiration. It is supposed to be a long rainy weekend, I might just find myself back at my watercolors and ink rendering an adaptation of Morris' poppy print. Or, finding ways to use these lovely FREE downloads from Briar Press.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Loving the WM post card you sent me.