Sunday, 22 August 2010

Blue Willow Alphabet

After drawing my china pig, I thought I'd try to make a willow pattern alphabet.


The pattern has quite a fascinating mythology behind it, containing varying stories about runaway lovers, an illegal society, and the burning of a monastery. (However, it is not clear whether these tales came from China or Staffordshire.)

1 comment:

Anna Harding said...

This is a fab idea - I love the willow pattern too and this has just come up while I was doing some research into oriental art!