A few months ago I bought this ubiquitous Ikea Box in an attempt to sort out the mess on my desk at home. Its plain wooden sides just cried out to be decorated so last weekend I did.
It is spring in Australia and I am enjoying watching the flowers unfurl and was inspired to put some blooms on my box. I also wanted to try something different and was going through some old pictures of 50s fabric I had collected and came across one of wild flowers in a meadow. It was a bit abstracted which I liked and something I am trying to bring into my work so used the design, but just give it a bit of a twist.
I am happy with the result and used my usual mediums of coulour pencil and ink, I love using pencil on wood as the grain still comes through the colours, giving a lovely feel to the work. It was a great deal of fun decorating the box and this is one picture the dog won’t get to chew!