Spring is in the Air
There is no denying it. Spring is awesome. I cannot quite put my finger on it, but I experience an overwhelming sense of joy when I realise that Spring is almost upon us. I think it must be the change in light levels that connect deeply with my subconscious, an internal trigger that indicates sunnier days (well hopefully, it is always a lottery here in the UK!) and longer evenings are on their way.
Inspired by Spring
Spring evokes a sense of new beginnings. As the early spring flowers come into life, we are treated to a display of light pastel colours in white, yellow, pinks and purples that are interspersed with the fresh greens of the newly formed shoots and leaves. This light and the feminine colour palette is a refreshing change. Our senses welcome in this change after the dark, starkness provided by the winter months.
Shoots, Buds and Blossom
Spring is a time for nature to reboot. It is a time of rebirth as trees and plants send tiny shoots. I love to see the buds form upon the tree branches indicating the arrival of blossom and a sense of things to follow. Most notably, the iconic pink candy floss effect of the cherry blossom. This fragile and delicate show of intricate petals is only with us for a few weeks, reminding us of the fine balancing act within the natural world and the transformation of trees throughout the year.
For about a year now I have visualised and sketched images of various figurative tree dolls. One for each season. Finally, I have a chance to start making the Spring tree as a part of my Ostara collection.
Pale pinks and blossom-inspired flowers will feature heavily in her design. All of which, will be created out of a variety of materials and textiles techniques.
You can watch this doll’s progress on my Instagram page.
The Patter of Tiny Paws
Our friend the hare, amongst many other animals, will also be preparing for the arrival of their new offspring. And Vaudeville Hippie is proud to introduce our lovely litter of Leverets. Introducing Petal, Rosie, Violet and Blossom. The sisters will have their own blog dedicated just to them very soon.
What Do You Love Most About Spring?
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