Fear Not

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.

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Iris Teapot Design

Iris Teapot B&W Ink

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…