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Collection: Third Litter 2012
This artist creates a Cuisinart of abstract mirror designs borrowing bits from Victorian, Edwardian, paisley, and art nouveau. She also draws orphan cars, and adapts a few very old ads. Most of her work is hand drawn with twists, vines & Celtic knots.
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When I was in first grade my mother used to send me to school with a folded fabric handkerchief safety pinned to my shirt for me to wipe a runny nose with. Why she did this, I can not tell you because this wasn't 1880 and disposable paper tissues had been invented well before I was born. But I know she did it because one is in my first grade class photo, hanging on my shirt. These old fashioned fabric hankies were made of very thin cotton, typically with a watercolor style floral design.
The zig zag pink outlines, purple and pink bouquets and green leaves peeking out from the diamond enclosures the zig zags form in this design, are intended to being to mind the antique (and quite unsanitary) charm of the granny hankies of yore.
zig zag (2549),
water color (602),
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Perhaps your mother remembered from her own school days, as I remember from mine, that we stood inspection first thing in the morning, and had to present to the teacher with clean hands and fingernails, clean faces, and at least one clean handkerchief (more sanitary than sleeves or hands). Whatever the reason, this design is charming, in lovely soft colors, and quite pleasant to behold. It would make lovely handkerchiefs, but one can hardly find the light-weight-but-strong fabric from which they used to be made, so a nice summery dress or shirt calls to my imagination.
Posted about 4 years ago.
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