I have been putting together ideas for a tattoo design for a while now. Elements include symbols of hope (anchor), love (heart/roses), Faith (cross/bird holding a twig), Eternity (ribbon held in the beak of a bird), Peace (sleeping dove). The text is taken from the Bible, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Each symbol is fairly well known, but each has a particular significance for me.
Black cut paper on a watercolour background.
A selkie (seal lady) stares out to sea. She has lost her seal skin and cannot return to the ocean unless it is found.
This was the original version of my teapot design. Original art, graphite, HB pencil.
A teapot of my own design: pen and ink, coloured with watercolour.
Cut paper, A4 sized original art.
I love tea ware which balances shape and design, colour and functionality, decoration and whimsy. I like a delicate, traditional shape, for starters, but a dash of fanciful decoration like an iris would be perfect wrapped around it. I designed this ink picture to sell in a tea shop, but the original has been snapped up already, and another has been commissioned in colour…