Still life, blossom

  
   
 
February is one of my favourite months, winter is making way for Spring, and there is new life blossoming.

Yesterday I spent a rather chilly day at Angelsey gardens just outside of Cambridge, despite the drizzle I managed to take a few blossom shots. The smell was amazing- winter honeysuckles and daphne filled the air with their sweet scent.

The light was very cool, and the drizzle made for very dreamy shots.

Fuji DSLR- vintage 50mm Nikon lens, ISO 200, f2, shutter 180.

Still life, Spring tea

  
I just love these little grape hyacinths, they cover my garden in late winter/early spring, and I love digging them up and putting them in vintage teacups and pots.

I’ve got a stall on a handmade and vintage market this Mother’s Day so will be potting up these little treasures to sell, I know I’d be chuffed to receive this gift.

Image shot in my garden room, cool daylight, ISO 400, shutter 90, F4 on my old Fuji DSLR with 100mm vintage Nikon lens.

Calming February hues.

   
   
My china blue roses linen is the perfect soft delicate background for a February flat lay.

I love to take a minute, with a cup of chamomile tea, my wild flowers book for new inspiration, a fresh bloom and a scrap of one of my fabrics. It helps me creatively- to calm my mind, see where I’ve been and make plans for where I’m going.

It’s also a pleasing composition of textures for flat lay photography. The fragile paper thin bloom, the texture of the linen, the cover of the book and the cup of tea all work in harmony to create a calming February hue with a pleasing form.

My designs reflect the seasons and my mood of that moment, I remember painting this one  one whimsical evening when the light was hazy and the roses had wilted slightly on their branches. At the moment my designs are very bold and full of the joys of Spring, my colour palette at the moment is pastel bright, and my prints are bolder as I’m really loving designing blocks! However this digitally printed linen is still one of my favourites, and is always a beautiful inspiration on its own!

Emma