After an early morning walk in the park and some pottering around in the garden I had my favourite cup of tea of the week, the one I have while I check the papers for the solution to last week’s crossword. Clue: 10 across – dreamy inertia. Languor! What a fabulous word, don’t you just love it! Sounds like a perfect Sunday kind of word to me.
I finally managed to find the time to pour over my new book. What is not to love about a designer influenced by vintage, pattern, mid-century and Scandinavian design! Orla Kiely “Pattern” is my new favourite source for inspiration. I’ve especially loved reading how she started and what inspires her.
“There are probably as many ways of starting up a business as there are types of businesses. but it is fair to say that all of them require hard work, a steep learning curve and an element of luck” – Orla Kiely
I especially loved the story about her working on a big artwork (pre-digital days), taking nights and weekends and squeezing it around a day job, only to lose the artwork on the subway. It reminds me of the day I was dashing in peak hour on over-crowded trams to make it to my art classes after work only to be shoved off the tram with my folio spilling onto the road.
After all this inspiration it wasn’t too hard to settle into a bit of work this afternoon. Ridiculously I scheduled some work to do today and there was no getting out of it, I really needed to get on top of things. But after reading this book it was ok. And I was working with my own colour and designs so I sort of felt a little like I had my very own mentor in my new book keeping me on track!
I hope you managed to enjoy a sunny Sunday.
Ball Necklace by Crayon Chick