New print inspired by my cinnabar moth encounter
Hurrah! It’s the first new product of the year. I know, I know…it’s been a while. This global pandemic has really thrown me off, especially when face coverings were made mandatory. For a deaf person, not being able to see people’s faces is disconcerting.
Just as I start to adjust and get to grips with my new reality, it is autumn. Already! I asked myself, ‘what have you been doing for the last 6 months?’ but then realised I shouldn’t beat myself up. I have had some wholesale orders (preparing orders takes up a LOT of time), I undertook some useful admin work, and I joined some ‘virtual’ markets. I also adopted a greyhound, which has been a tad distracting!
But, back to work, and just a month ago I started thinking about a couple of new products to launch before Christmas. This Moths print is one of them! The print is inspired by a meeting with a cinnabar moth in my back garden. It was a warm day, and I was wandering around enjoying the spring air. What I initially thought was a beautiful red and black butterfly suddenly landed on my hand. I said hello and was surprised how long it stayed, and I used the time to whip out my phone and take some photos.
I painted the moths with watercolour and a little gouache. I then scanned them and arranged them together. I decided to go off-piste and make them less uniform than my Bugs designs…and I LOVE how it turned out! I think the colours and details are incredible. I am proud of it and I hope you like it too. This new design is available as both A4 and A3 sized prints.