Thursday, 24 November 2011
Apparently these decorations are the type of thing young American kids make for Thanksgiving. The tail and wings are made from hand shapes, and the body from footprints (needless to say, I made these smaller than my own hands and feet!)
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Monday, 7 November 2011
The image is from an Elizabethan design book: apparently peapods were a popular design motif at that time, in common with other plants and flowers.
Plants were often used not just for their aesthetic appeal, but as metaphors for all elements of life. In keeping with the more bawdy portrayals of Elizabethan society, peapods were reknown for their phallic symbolism. I can almost hear the Blackadder theme music striking up.