Thursday, 2 May 2013

Hello Spring!

It seems like we've been waiting months for spring to arrive but it looks like it's finally here, just in time for summer! I'd almost forgotten what sunshine and warmth were like. It's so nice not to be cold all the time and it's great to see leaves on trees and flowers in gardens. Inspired by this I've drawn and screen printed two new card designs for spring, Hello Flower and Cluck Cluck. I love orange and yellow at the moment though probably should use other colours for a change so will be making an effort to try something different in future.

Obviously I like drawing flowers, birds and animals, but if I had time I would definitely draw more bees. They might look cute and furry but these little insects are also very important so it's worrying that they are under threat and that their numbers are declining. Because bees pollinate plants we are dependent on them for many basic things we need to survive, not just fruit and vegetables but also cotton for clothing. Apparently Albert Einstein even said 'If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left. No more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.'

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